NIGEL BARRETT AND LOUISE MARI



MYSTERY TRIP


with Kerry Underhill




 This is an old fashioned holiday snap of a family on a coach trip. Its daytime. The seats are the kind of orange check they only made in the 70s. The middle aged white lady sitting on the left, leaning against the coach window, is wearing a grey twin set and has a large medallion resting on her bosom. Her short grey hair is set in a demi wave away from her face and she appears to have been caught in the act of speaking as the photo is taken. Her eyes look accusingly back at us.  The seat to the right of her is empty. Directly behind her, their arms crossed over the back of her seat, is a white child about 8 years old. They occupy the top and middle of the picture and behind them, through the coach window, you can see a motorway barrier and a flash of some double yellow lines. Their messy blond hair is swept across their forehead and they bury their chin in the arms of their thick blue handknitted jumper, staring at the camera with dark eyes. A half smile sits on their lips. Next to the child, to the right of the picture sits a dapper middle aged white man in a bright white fluffy turtle neck sweater. His salt and pepper thinning hair is swept back over his head and he wears the kind of sunglasses you might imagine Sammy Davis Junior to have worn in the mid 70s. His expression is hard to read - maybe he is about to smile ?  In the seat behind him you can just see a white haired man who’s head has dropped forwards in sleep.


This new year we have been working with disability and welfare rights activist Kerry Underhill to make our new online show “MYSTERY TRIP”

On three consecutive Saturdays in March our Digital bus will offer you a unique live mystery trip – each one stopping at different surprise destinations. All from the comfort of your own home.

Working with composers Jon Mcleod & Anna Clock, technologist Jason Crouch and video designer Andrew Crofts we have created an epic digital excursion featuring people confined to their homes due to chronic physical or mental health conditions. The online audience will inhabit each show live. The aim is that the experience is accessible to anyone who wants to come along. We have a live palentypist, Audio describer and BSL interpreter on board the bus.

We will stop off at exciting places, meet amazing people, join in wild experiences, fight over the back seat, eat our sandwiches and inevitably leave someone behind at the petrol station.

The wearing of dressing gowns is encouraged.

the bus departs :
sat 5th march @ 2.30pm GMT
sat 12th march @ 8pm GMT
 sat 19th march @ 2.30pm GMT

PLEASE BRING YOUR SUNGLASSES, A SPOON AND A SANDWICH OR SNACK OF YOUR CHOICE.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE - PAY WHAT YOU CAN

Mystery Trip is part of the Lowry Theatre in Manchester’s ‘Live Now’ Digital season of work exploring what happens to online work now that theatres have reopened.




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