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Intronauts, a new dystopian sci-fi fantasy hits the road this autumn

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

DEVISED and performed by Emma Keaveney-Roys, Adam Fuller and Chris Pirie and directed by Emma Williams, new dystopian sci-fi fantasy Intronauts will visit the Playgound Theatre from February 12 to February 16, 2019, as part of a national tour.

In a future not so very far away, miniaturized human workers represent a breakthrough in medical science. This intrepid corps of caretakers acts as a workforce designed to be an essential part of any health care regime. Intronauts are personal cleaners, injected into the human body to carry out essential maintenance in order to keep a level of health and hygiene beyond compare.

But what happens if your cleaner discovers your dirty laundry? And how much do you actually want to know about what goes on deep inside your body?

Green Ginger’s new show propels audiences into a microscopic world, taking them on a fantastical journey deep into the inner reaches of the human body. Intronauts is a madcap story that sheds light on advancing technology and brings us face to face with big syringes and a tiny submarine.

Taking its cue from classic sci-fi movies and fuelled by absurd visual comedy and innovative puppetry, Intronauts offers an intoxicating inner body experience that is out of this world. This is the trip of a lifetime that really gets under the skin. Nothing could possibly go wrong …

Green Ginger is an international company based in the UK and France. Founded in 1978, it aims to create memorable experiences for worldwide audiences through highly visual and accessible productions. The company has toured extensively from the Far East to South America, and the Arctic to the Indian Ocean. Green Ginger collaborates with major arts organisations, including Welsh National Opera and Aardman Animations and its members teach at universities and colleges throughout Europe.

Presented by Green Ginger and Nordland Visual Theatre, Intronauts has music composed by Simon Preston.

The tour opens at Ulley – Prema Arts on November 9, 2018 before continuing to Brighton – Old Market, Reading South Street Arts, Sheffield, Bournemouth – Shelley Theatre, Lyme Regis – Marine Theatre, Plymouth – The Drum, Theatre Royal, Edinburgh – Manipulate Festival, Traverse Theatre, London – Playground Theatre, Warwick – Warwick Arts Centre, Exeter – Exeter Phoenix, Aldershot – West End Centre, Kendal – Brewery Arts Centre, Barnsley – The Civic and Bristol – Tobacco Factory Theatre.

Also at the Playground Theatre: The Pass, written and performed by Denise Marsa (September 27 to September 29) and the world premiere of Fanatical, a musical by Matt Board and Reina Hardy (November 7 to December 8, 2018).