CastAway

CastAway

By Highly Sprung. Commissioned by the Coventry City of Culture Trust, the Canal and River Trust, The Arches Worcester Festivals at Severn Arts and Basingstoke Festival.

 

Drowning under a crushing mass of plastic, the Keeper of the Waterways awakens and rises up. It’s time for change.

 

Highly Sprung’s CastAway is a stunning outdoor performance that explores the impact of today’s throwaway society on our waterways. Featuring a unique gyroscopic flying machine, it presents a brand new approach to aerial theatre. The all female cast immerses audiences in an underwater world where performers dive, twist and float over 26 feet in the air to delight, inspire and captivate audiences of all ages.

 

CastAway responds to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – a floating island of everlasting plastic that has now grown to 6½ times the size of the UK. It presents an alternative, sustainable and more compassionate way of being and challenges us to consider our own actions in the face of climate change.  With the weight of plastic now greater than the weight of humanity, what better time than now to take action?

 

It draws interest and crowds long before the performance starts. This fantastic new aerial spectacle from Highly Sprung is a visual treat, but has some much deeper messages for its entranced audience.”

 

West End Best Friend  ★★★★

 

ACCESS: DOWNLOAD THE EASY READ VERSION OF THIS PRODUCTION HERE: 

 

CastAway Easy Read PDF

If you have any feedback on this, we would love to hear from you. Get in touch at team@highlysprungperformance.co.uk.

 

To view and download images visit the gallery:

 

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TOURING DATES 2021 

Festival of Thrift 

Sat 25th & Sun 26th September 2021, 11.30am & 2pm 

The 11:30am performance will have BSL interpretation. 

 

Coventry City of Culture 2021 

Sat 28th & Sun 29th August 2021, 12.30pm and 4pm 

 

Basingstoke Festival 

Sat 3rd & Sun 4th July 2021, 12.30pm and 3.30pm

 

To view and download images visit the gallery:

 

Gallery

 

TOURING DATES 2021 

Festival of Thrift 

Sat 25th & Sun 26th September 2021, 11.30am & 2pm 

The 11:30am performance will have BSL interpretation. 

 

Coventry City of Culture 2021 

Sat 28th & Sun 29th August 2021, 12.30pm and 4pm 

 

Basingstoke Festival 

Sat 3rd & Sun 4th July 2021, 12.30pm and 3.30pm