About This Show

A young woman, Bianca, shipwrecked by the modern world, dulls her loneliness by escaping into the pages of a 300 year-old book: exchanging her ready meals, her empty flat and an ocean filled with plastic for the Island of Speranza, where Robinson, alone and lost in the glittering pristine Pacific, tries to stay sane. Eventually, through the act of reading, she enters the island and the mind of Robinson and, as readers do, becomes him. Robinson: The Other Island is part stage show, part radio play, part ASMR experience. Audience members wear headphones throughout the performance for the production’s innovative binaural sound: performers use microphones within their ears, allowing audiences to literally get inside their heads, giving a more exciting and immersive listening experience than in a traditional theatre environment.

Castaway in a digital age: this production, three years in the making, reimagines Robinson Crusoe in the novel’s tricentennial year.

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 0min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: 09 May 2019 Final Performance: 18 May 2019
Location: Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Market RoadCanton,

Cardiff,

CF5 1QE

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