There are secrets in the walls and under the floorboards and behind locked doors.
We learnt that from the movies. We learnt everything we know from the movies.
It’s movie night!
In this startling and hysterical show, LaPelle’s Factory tear up the conventions of cinema with a cocktail of fiery mania, razor-wire wit and dangerously seductive eyes.
Presented somewhere between a killer night out and a cosy night in on the sofa, CLOUDCUCKOOLANDERS is a charming and messy ‘movie night’ with a compelling streak of pitch black humour: like a bad taste horror flick, it’ll set your teeth on edge in the best possible way.
Using tricksy home truths, little white lies and some wild fantasies, your two hosts dig up dangerous ground that crashes through old films, pop delusions, madness and loss. Precariously balanced right on the edge of sanity, the show confronts love, obsession and secret urges to do terrible things. CLOUDCUCKOOLANDERS is a unique exploration of some very peculiar partnerships. It confronts the acts of faith we ask of one another as we try to work out what it means to belong.
You may even get popcorn.
“… sharply perceptive … incredibly enjoyable … fantastically sinister …”
“A complex and subtle exploration of our fascination with the darker sides of human behaviour and relationships; distinctive in form, but totally accessible to an audience who might not be used to this territory of theatre. The gradual revealing of what is really going on is handled deftly, is at once unsettling and very funny. LaPelle’s Factory prove to be great company, drawing us in to their world and making us complicit in their obsessions.”
Alex Kelly, Third Angel
“In CLOUDCUCKOOLANDERS Ollie Smith and Olwen Davies ooze charm and darkness in equal measure, like some old fashioned double act gone off the rails. The show is extremely funny and naggingly unsettling and they are great performers to boot.”
Richard Lowdon, Forced Entertainment
Included in Lyn Gardner’s ‘top tickets’ theatre blog for the Guardian.
Project supporters: In Good Company (Derby, Leicester, Mansfield) | The HUB (Leeds)
Mentor: Richard Lowdon (Forced Entertainment)
Outside eyes: Christopher Brett Bailey | Ellie Harrison | Alex Kelly (Third Angel)
Photography: Julian Hughes
Placement: Sophie Swoffer (MA student, De Montfort University)
Please direct any queries regarding touring availability and bookings to our producers Dick Bonham and Gloria Lindh of LittleMighty:
info [at] littlemighty [dot] co [dot] uk