Animation – Cartoon Theatre in "A Sporting Chance", Sat. 19th May, 7.30pm, 1 hour, no interval, age 5+
Cartoon Theatre has been entertaining children and families in the North of Scotland for the last 15 years. "A Sporting Chance" is our latest production. We are constantly improving and innovating with our techniques to make theatre that is part animation and part live performance. A form of theatre that is immersive and interactive – a form of theatre that delights kids and adults and uses the most up-to-the-minute technology to offer them a live entertainment experience.
This show is being created to coincide with the ever increasing wave of enthusiasm and publicity for the Olympics. The theme is comic and inspiring as our hero with his lucky ticket tries to beat his own personal best on his journey to the stadium. He encounters every conceivable form of sport and athletics and we use every visual trick in the book to make a hilarious and dazzling piece of theatre.
In addition to this, in line with our commitment to local theatre, which dates back to the days of Clown Jewels, we involve the audience both before and during the performance.
We are currently touring a workshop where the children (and adults) can convert their drawings of athletes into animations that eventually become part of an interactive race sequence controller through an Xbox interface. The animations from each community will be integrated into the plot in the show at each venue, giving the community a real input into the show as their cartoon characters interactively race against our hero live on stage.
The Lyth performance will include animated drawings made by children at Keiss Primary School.
The "live" athlete is performed by Artair Donald
Written and Directed by Dave Smith
Music by James Bryce
Stage and Technical Management Brian Gorman http://artsinmotion.co.uk/cartoontheatre