Tiny submarines speeding through the human body…
What could possibly go wrong?
In the company’s 40th year, Green Ginger has created Intronauts, its 21st original theatre production. A co-production with Nordland Visual Theatre and funded by Arts Council England, Intronauts is available for worldwide touring throughout 2019-22.
”Captivating and emotive...really quite beautiful” THE VERSE
WHAT IS INTRONAUTS ABOUT?
In a not-too-distant future, people can buy personal cleaners called Intronauts; miniaturized human workers injected into their bodies in order to carry out essential maintenance.
Tiny submarines travelling through your arteries…what could possibly go wrong?
Green Ginger's new show propels audiences into a microscopic journey deep within the human body. It tells a madcap story about advancing technology, big syringes and a tiny submarine. Taking its cue from classic sci-fi movies, and fueled by absurd visual comedy and innovative puppetry, Intronauts offers an intoxicating inner body experience that is out of this world.
Join us for a trip that really gets under the skin…
WHO IS IT AIMED AT?
Intronauts is aimed at grown-up teenagers and childish adults. Green Ginger has honed its craft in the creation of darkly comic shows that have a political heart, but do not preach; performances that can touch raw nerves and disturb minds, yet leave its audiences thoroughly entertained. Intronauts deals with such diverse topics as nano-technology, the invasion of personal space & the dangers of self-medication.
WHAT WILL AUDIENCES EXPERIENCE?
Intronauts is an hour-long, absurd and highly visual performance with puppetry, physical comedy, eccentric dance & original music. Three storytellers will introduce audiences to bizarre dystopian, post-truth worlds both outside and within the human body.
Director and Dramaturg
Martin Bonger, Jessica Hinds, Chris Pirie
Set & Costume Design
Marianne Thallaug Wedset
Technical Stage Managers
Sam Eccles, Tom Richmond, Dean Sudron
Izzy Bristow, Katie Hood, Emma Keaveney-Roys
Jasper Cousins, Kyle Hirani, Tim Lucassen, Vigdis Ludvigsen, Emma Powell, JanErik Skarby, Nick Willsher
Original Devising Team (2018)
Adam Fuller, Preben Faye-Schjøll, Emma Keaveney-Roys, Chris Pirie, Emma Williams
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PUPPETRY IN INTRONAUTS
Green Ginger’s trademark puppetry alongside innovative lighting and projection solutions allows it to create a cinematic feel; wide shots for establishing micro-worlds can be swiftly followed by close-up action using multi-operator puppetry, deftly operated by experienced manipulators.
Untethered by the physical laws that govern human actors, puppetry allows the company to whisk audiences off to fantastical places in an instant, and in this journey inside the human body, Green Ginger’s vast experience in breathing life into the inanimate comes to the fore.
Intronauts is a highly visual show with minimal text. To give greater access to the show for those with hearing impairments, Green Ginger has integrated live captioning into the show using Hologauze, an innovative projection surface developed in the company’s home town of Bristol.
Other developments in the accessibility of the company’s work now feature in Intronauts, including touch tours for sight-impaired audiences. To discover more about Green Ginger’s work across the theatre sector in developing access for marginalised practitioners and audiences, follow this link.
Photography by Paul Blakemore
Video by White Rabbit Animation