Eco-theatre: The Trial of the Mariner

In May a new play by the Lotus Collective will premier in London.  The play combines dance, puppetry, circus and music in response to the destruction of our oceans.

The whole design of the performance uses recycled and sustainable materials. The group are collecting discarded items to create costumes, props and set items, thereby recycling ‘waste’ into a new form.

The performance is inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘Rime Of The Ancient Mariner’ and Lewis Carroll’s ‘The Hunting Of The Snark’.  The action begins on a boat journey with the Mariner recounting his Log Book as actors, contortionists and puppets come alive around the audience.  Live music will be provided by The Junk Orchestra with a set built by Scrap Dragon of Passing Clouds Community Arts Centre.

If you can’t get your husband/friend/mum to stop drinking bottled water maybe a ticket to this will get them to think again!

The Trial of the Mariner is running from 7th to 27th May at the Hoxton Hall in London.  Visit their website for more info and to book tickets.