UK 2019: This Noisy Isle by Spun Glass Theatre (Brighton Fringe 2019)
BRIGHTON – Playing as part of Brighton Fringe 2019, Spun Glass Theatre presents This Noisy Isle, an immersive, family-friendly treasure hunt show, taking audiences on a journey through a strange, magical new world.
Taking inspiration from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, this modern adaptation of the classic work aims to help make concepts of human displacement and the challenges faced by migrants to the UK accessible to a young audience. With over 65 million people globally displaced, human displacement is one of the defining issues of our time, and This Noisy Isle will use a distinct blend of immersive theatre and street gaming to create an exciting and vibrant production.
Comprising an outdoor adventure with puzzles and sprites, audience members must steer their team through choppy seas to search for a new home and find where they belong. Familiar characters Miranda, Caliban, Prospero and Ariel are set to lead audiences on an exciting treasure hunt to learn about how people integrate in new countries with new languages, featuring ingenious design by Anna Orton. Infusing crucial social concerns with magic and poetry, This Noisy Isle is set to widen children’s awareness of the challenges faced by migrants and refugees when arriving in new countries, such as learning new languages while trying to find new homes and communities, while providing them with an opportunity for self-expression and to share their own understanding.
Says director Ross Drury: “Part treasure hunt, part immersive storytelling and loads of other little theatrical bits all add up to a fun and thought-provoking day out. This Noisy Isle relishes in its illusion and asks for a child’s imagination to solve puzzles, figure out clues, and heal the wounds left by war.”
This Noisy Isle plays from 31st May to 2nd June 2019 at the Brighton Spiegeltent, Old Steine Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1GY. Tickets available here