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Prometheus Awakes

Published Monday 25 June 2012 at 13:41 by Catherine Usher

Witnessed by a massive, night-time crowd, the size and visual impact of this free outdoor show is absolutely spectacular.

A scene from Prometheus Awakes at The Queen’s House, London

A scene from Prometheus Awakes at The Queen’s House, London Photo: Patrick Baldwin

Reminiscent of the giant figure who featured in Take That’s Progress tour, huge Prometheus towering in front of the Queen’s House in Greenwich is a vision to behold. He walks around as the crowds part, his body brilliantly lit against the dark sky.

After setting himself down in a corner, other performers take centre stage - acrobats dangling from silks suspended high in the sky from a giant crane, participants dressed in white boiler suits who navigate a large hamster wheel-style contraption while whooping and cheering in a slightly eerie fashion against the rich backdrop of the Royal Naval College and Canary Wharf, and finally a wall of more than 40 men and women suspended from a huge crane in a lattice formation.

Complete with fireworks, a light show and stunning digital projections on to the Queen’s House facade, the whole show is a visual feast executed by a daring, creative and enthusiastic cast, which hits exactly the right note with the audience of late-night revellers.

Production information

The Queen's House, London, June 22, then August 2 at Stockton International Riverside Festival

Authors:
Jules Maxwell, Carissa Hope Lynch, Simon Mckeown (digital projection design), Darshan Singh Bhuller (choreography)
Directors:
Amit Sharma, Pera Tantina
Producers:
Graeae, La Fura Dels Baus, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival
Cast includes:
Welly O'Brien, Amelia Cavallo, Chisato Minamimura, Arti Shah
Running time:
40 mins

Production information displayed was believed correct at time of review. Information may change over the run of the show.

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Run sheet

King's Head, Islington London
January 24-February 15
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