There is a muted threat lurking in the darkness of space.
At the edge of the universe, strange, gelatinous beings are moving towards Earth. Their intentions are still unknown... Will our armies be overcome? Will our world fall apart? And what is this disturbing character, half demigod, half undertaker, creating this story before the awe-struck audience?
Attending a performance of Invaders is like popping a sour candy into your mouth for the first time in 20 years: it tickles in the present, and it brings back fond memories. It’s an opportunity to play at being scared, but at the same time everything lends itself to a smile thanks to the omnipresent spirit of derision. A short theatre show of objects on a table, largely inspired by the science fiction films of the 1950s. The general approach is a tribute to, and a diversion from, the cinematic universe of alien invasion films, from the sequencing of the scenes to the soundtrack. Invaders has been received in many festivals in France and abroad. Join the crowd of spectators mesmerised by these little green jellies!
Envahisseurs (Invaders) is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.
Photo: Virginie Meigne
Special thanks to Pascal Pellan, Alan Floc’h, Agnès Dupoirier
Co-production Scène Nationale du Sud-Aquitain, Bayonne. With the financial support of the Brittany Regional Council and the City of Rennes. Thanks to Lillico, Rennes and Jungle, Le Rheu
The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council
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- Directing & ActingOlivier Rannou
- Staging ConsultantGaëtan Emeraud
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This performance is non-verbal.