A new play about two sisters a universe apart
When I look at my life on earth, it’s brilliant, I love it, I love you, but… it’s small. And this is a chance to make my life big.
Martha and Vi are twins. They grew up side by side, watching the stars. But recently they’ve drifted. While Martha has stayed in their home village, laying down roots, Vi has been across the globe training as an astronaut, preparing to launch herself into the unknown.
Before Vi blasts off, Martha has arranged a party to send her off in style. She’s laid out snacks, hired a DJ and invited the whole village. Will it be enough to reunite the sisters before Vi heads into the stars?
Launch Party explores family, the final frontier and how we carry home with us wherever we go. With a story set within the framework of a party, complete with disco lights, cheesy pop and balloons, Bucket Club transform everyday objects to tell an epic story.
Live music is used throughout the show, drawing on influences as diverse as David Bowie, Georgian choral music and the Macarena. Using keyboard, electric guitar, computer software and choral singing, Bucket Club composer/performer David Ridley crafts original songs and beautiful textured soundscapes that the whole cast perform.
Launch Party is a hilarious, moving, musical feast by a multi award-winning company that will make you think about the meaning of home, and how, sometimes, we need to leave.
A playful new show with innovative live music about family, space exploration and how we carry our home with us. A Bucket Club and Farnham Maltings co-production.
Launch Party is touring autumn 2016; view the map.
|13th Oct||7.30pm||Farnham Maltings, Surrey, GU9 7QR||01252 745444|
|14th Oct||7.30pm||Dummer Village Hall, Hants, RG25 2AK||07411 401801|
|15th Oct||7.30pm||Upper Clatford Village Hall, Hants, SP11 7QL||01264 336808|
|19th Oct||7.30pm||Charlwood Parish Hall, Surrey, RH6 0DS||01293 862224|
|21st Oct||7.30pm||Watson Institute, Cumbria, CA8 9LT||01228 670054|
|22nd Oct||7.30pm||Whittingham Memorial Institute, Northumberland, NE66 4UP||01665 574964|
|23rd Oct||7.30pm||Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall, Northumberland, NE47 7HZ||01434 344424|
|26th Oct||7.30pm||Welbury Village Hall, Tofts Lane, Welbury, Northallerton, DL6 2SD||01609 772436|
|27th Oct||7.30pm||Fallibroome Academy, Cheshire, SK10 4AF||01625 627258|
|28th Oct||7.30pm||Spring Bank Arts Centre, Derbyshire, SK22 4BH||01663 308202|
|29th Oct||7.30pm||Long Sutton Market House, Lincolnshire, PE12 9DD||01406 366767|
|30th Oct||7.30pm||Twyford Village Hall, Leicestershire, LE14 2HY||01664 840774|
|3rd Nov||7.30pm||Cilcain Village Hall, CH7 5NN, Wales||01352 741062|
|4th Nov||7.30pm||Neuadd Dyfi, LL35 0NR, Wales||07977943249|
|5th Nov||6.30pm||St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, St Werburghs, Bristol, BS2 9TJ||07501037461|
|6th Nov||7.30pm||Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, OX7 6AG||01993 830612|
|9th Nov||7.30pm||Gillingham School, Dorset SP8 4QP||01747 833844|
|10th Nov||7.30pm||Holmbury St Mary Village Hall, Surrey, RH5 6PG||01306 731532|
|11th Nov||7.30pm||Selmeston & Alciston Village Hall, East Sussex, BN26 6UD||01323 811396|
|12th Nov||7.30pm||The Pound Arts Centre, Wiltshire, SN13 9HX||01249 701628|
|13th Nov||6.00pm||Thursley Village Hall, Surrey, GU8 6QD||01252 703913|
|16th Nov||8.00pm||Cranleigh Arts Centre, Surrey, GU6 8AS||01483 278000|
|17th Nov||7.30pm||Foxlowe Arts Centre, Staffordshire, ST13 6AD||01538 386112|
|18th Nov||7.30pm||Worcester Arts Workshop, Worcestershire, WR1 1UH||01905 25053|
|19th Nov||7.30pm||Chiddingfold Village Hall, Surrey, GU8 4QA||01428 682046|
|20th Nov||7.30pm||Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre, Surrey, RH7 6AB||01342 833893|