FLIGHT


Presented by DARKFIELD


“Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to direct your attention to the on-board safety demonstration and ask that for the next twenty minutes you give us your full attention. In the unlikely event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure alternative scenarios will be provided. Next of kin will be provided”


The many worlds interpretation of Quantum Mechanics proposes that every time there is more than one possible outcome, all of them occur. Countless worlds of varying similarity where anything that can happen is already happening.

Maybe there is some comfort in knowing that however ill advised your choices have been - there is a version of you who made better ones and is suffering from less regret and embarrassment


‘Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return’ - Leonardo da Vinci


Cast: Nigel Barrett and Eugénie Pastor

Thanks to: Matilda Bailey, Taragh Bissett, Tim Blazdel, Adam Burton, Melissa Chambers, Yeonsoo Cho, Kirsty Clark, Jamie Dorward, Nic Frank, Gabrielle Gillott, Caroline Gray, Pezhvok Joshigani, Laura Korycka, Siobhan Massey, Beverley Matthews, Calum Mercer, Manna Mostaghim, Alexander Mugnaioni, Alex Neumayer, Helen Paszyn, Kathryn Pearson, Siria Rutstein, Juan Salazar, Becky-Dee Trevenen, Charlie Vickers-Willis, Davis Vilcans, Emily Walters, Emma Wood, Lisa Worthington, Aidan Yorath, Beth Yorath


Cast (Korean language premiere): J Sebastian Lee and Sunny Yeo

Thanks to: Dawon Jeng, Jeong Mi Jeong, Seung Mann Kang, Chloe Koko, Juno Min, Annaleta K, Sung woo Cho, Yujin Han

Special thanks to: Sun Park


Cast (Mandarin language premiere): Oliver Zheng and Mary Wallin

Thanks to: Bo Wang, Tianyi Kiy, Gang Chi, Echo Peng, Tao Guo, Susan Shi, Tao Deng, Youyangg Song, Yan Shi

Special thanks to: Bonnie Chan


Creators: David Rosenberg & Glen Neath

Producers:  Andrea Salazar & Victoria Eyton

Production & Finance Assistant:  Sara Codrington

Production Manager: Cecily Rabey

Technical Manager: Calum Mercer

Technical Designer: George Tomlinson

Lighting Associate: Sarah Readman

Technician & Automation: Ian Moore


Performances to date:

Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Southwold, Sussex, 13-15 July 2018

Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 1-26 August 2018

Dartington, Totnes, Devon, 21 November - 2 December 2018

Vault Festival, London, 20-27 February 2019

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide (Australian premiere), 15 February - 17 March 2019

Canary Wharf Montgomery Square, 16-21 September 2019

Reddacliff Place, Brisbane, Australia, 19 September - 5 October 2019

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, 27 September - 7 October 2019

Queensbridge Square, Melbourne, Australia, 30 October - 8 December 2019

Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Australia, 11 December - 8 January 2020

Perth, Australia, 17 January - 16 February 2020

Nottingham Festival of Science & Curiosity, Lakeside Arts, 15-23 February 2020

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, 20 February - 15 March 2020

Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross, 28 February - 22 March 2020

Mandurah, Australia, 4-20 December 2020

Perth Festival, Australia, 15 January - 14 February 2021

Adelaide Festival, Australia, 19 February - 21 March 2021

Wooran Foundation, South Korea (Korean premiere), 26 March - 12 April 2021

Perth Cultural Centre, Australia, 20 May - 20 June 2021

Wooran Foundation, South Korea, 1-13 June 2021

CDE, Shanghai, China (Mandarin premiere), 20 November - 30 December 2021

Wooran Foundation, South Korea, December 2021 & 14-30 January 2022

Perth, Australia, 14 January - 13 February 2022

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, 18 February - 22 March 2022


Upcoming performances:

Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Australia, 26 May - 31 July 2022


‘What Rosenberg and Neath do with Flight is to harness the very uncertainty of pretending, and in doing so create an experience that’s properly exhilarating. It’s a perfectly programmed high-art theme park ride, a reminder of one’s closeness at all times to death that spits you out into the sunlight feeling palpably, certainly, alive’ - Ben Kulvichit, Exeunt Magazine

‘It’s a truly singular and provocative piece of art’ - Evan Popplestone, Cinema’s Fringes ★★★★★

‘One can only hope that this is the future of all live entertainment’ - Siri Hedreen, EdFest Magazine ★★★★★


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Click here for trailer

Click here for interview with David Rosenberg in The Skinny

Click here for interview with Glen Neath at J. Walter Thompson Intelligence


Photo by Mihaela Bodlovic


Co-commissioned by Latitude Festival, Dartington Arts and Realscape Productions

Funded by Arts Council England


 
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