(who could only see the sea)
One day, quite like any other, Alexander leaves his house – he looks up at the sky and it begins to rain…
Sea levels are rising.
Sian & Josh are building sandcastles.
And at the other end of an ocean Owen, his brother,
is writing stories about the end of the world.
Mixing storytelling, physical theatre, and multimedia performance with a live score Owen, Sian and Josh try to figure out how the world might end.
Running Dog Theatre take you on a journey mixing memories and legends with science and stories as they imagine possible futures amidst the effects of climate change.
To Alexander was commissioned for New Model Theatre's inaugural Outpost festival supported by Barbican Theatre and Urban splash.
The King of Infinite Space
"A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it!" -Charles dickens, A tale of Two Cities
Michael Collins orbits the moon in solo flight, 304,400 kilometres below him and 30 years later a man drives his son through the dark and blind Willie Johnson fills the distant empty blackness of space.
A story about you, and me, and the space between us.
The King of Infinite Space was developed as part of The Bike Shed Theatre's From Devon With Love Season and was Running dog theatre's First Show. It is also the seed from which alot has followed Wanna Dance With Somebody! in particular found its beginnings here.