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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

Jules Maxwell, Carissa Hope Lynch, Simon Mckeown (digital projection design), Darshan Singh Bhuller (choreography)
Amit Sharma, Pera Tantina
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 2014