Inspector Sands’ innovative promenade audio-tour

A High Street Odyssey

A High Street Odyssey is a promenade audio-tour of a pedestrianised shopping street, for up to 40 people. Kitted out with instructions, headphones, binoculars and an umbrella, the audience is guided on a dream-like voyage into the histories and mysteries, the archaeology and mythology of the everyday high street.

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About the show

China Plate and Inspector Sands Present

A High Street Odyssey

By Inspector Sands

The landscape is so familiar, snaking through the town centre, the bricked over thoroughfare, the brightly glowing hoardings, the bins, the bollards, the benches, the big brand names.

But what histories, what mysteries, lie behind the pedestrianised retail zone? Who was Mr Boot? And Mr Smith? Who is Claire? And when did she get so into accessories? And who is here now? Who is that woman over there? And what on earth is in her bag...?

Witty, intimate, strange and epic, A High Street Odyssey is a 30-minute promenade audio-tour of the high street that dissects the characters, reveals the secrets, considers the future and stares deep into the soul of the Great British High Street. It will never look the same again.

A 25-minute promenade audio-tour for 30 intrepid souls from award-winning company Inspector Sands.

Originally commissioned and supported by Without Walls, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival and Watford Palace Theatre.

Created by
INSPECTOR SANDS

Director / Writer
BEN LEWIS

Performers
GIULIA INNOCENTI
LUCINKA EISLER
OLIVER WOOD
PHILIP BOSWORTH
HANNAH MCPAKE

Designer
YUKIKO TSUKAMOTO 

Sound Designer
ELENA PEÑA

Production Manager
BEN HOSFORD

Technical Stage Manager
JESAL PADIA

Producer
CHINA PLATE

Reviews

 

'This is a ceaselessly entertaining and massively memorable piece that will leave you grinning'.

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‘Quirky and perfectly pitched: 30 minutes long and as sweet as a Saturday morning stroll; thought-provoking without being weighty. We whipped out the binoculars and gazed up to look at the clouds in the sky. A busker began to play. And for a few seconds we were gazing up from the most interesting place in the world’.
The Argus, Brighton

 

‘They are brilliant and reckless, precise and inventive, intelligent and frank. They are kaleidoscopic creators. Don’t miss them!’

New York Theatre Guide

Come and see the show

WhenWhere
23rd Aug 2014 - 24th Aug 2014Summer in Southside, Birmingham 
29th Aug 2014 - 31st Aug 2014Appetite, Stoke-on-Trent 
13th Sep 2014 - 14th Sep 2014South Street, Reading 
20th Sep 2014 - 21st Sep 2014Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth 
2nd Oct 2014 - 5th Oct 2014Hi Seoul Festival, Korea 

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