Wed 20 Sep 2023
All ages | Seated
METEORS! KILLER PLANTS! B MOVIES! This remarkable collision of music, text and rich visual imagery takes the audience deep into John Wyndham’s classic cold war novel: The Day of the Triffids.
The live soundtrack is created with instruments including Moog, Double Bass, Theremin, Hammered Dulcimer and… a Cactus!
The incredible team behind Triffids have worked with The National Theatre, Bellowhead, Southbank Centre, Kneehigh, BBC and The Bone Ensemble; together they create a very special magic, as seen in their previous collaboration, the acclaimed Invisible Music.
“Platform 4 are a remarkable company” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.
Created with kind permission from the John Wyndham Estate and Paper Lion Ltd.
Triffids! toured the UK from February – March 2022 going to venues including Warwick Arts Centre, Norwich Arts Centre, North Wall, Lighthouse Poole, Exeter Phoenix, Theatre Royal Winchester, Salisbury Arts Centre, Cambridge Junction, MAC, Arts Depot and Colchester Arts Centre.
The creatives were interviewed on Radio 4 Today Programme, in publications across the country and the show received rave reviews from the press and audiences alike.
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“…manages to follow the arc of Wyndham’s original tale, and yet not get bogged down in all the intricacies of a full length novel… If you have a chance to see the work of Platform 4… — take it, and go.” – The Spy in The Stalls ★★★★★
“Platform 4’s Triffids! distils the essence of the postwar novel into a prescient, engaging show. As an
example of ‘gig theatre’, Triffids! effortlessly conveys the world of the Wyndham’s chronicle through
songs, without ever once feeling like exposition.” – Breaking the Fourth Wall ★★★★
Improvised jazz, to traditional folky sounds, a tune with a War of the Worlds feel, it kept changing, a blue grass number and then a more modern dance tune with crazy cuts of vegetable names! It was an incredible performance from the theatre group Platform 4 which brought back so many memories of this story from my youth.”- Wolfmans Cult Film Club
ABOUT PLATFORM 4
Platform 4 is an artist-led company that creates playful and unexpected worlds in which performers and participants can explore their creativity and the things that matter to them. The work is highly visual and musical, often intimate in scale and process. It connects people and puts human relationships at the heart of the event.
Their programme of work seeks to enrich audiences, particularly young and old people, through beautiful, quality arts experiences and unique cross-arts participatory projects. Characteristics of the work include an intimacy of experience, tightly choreographed movement and multi-layered soundtracks.
Platform 4 is a national performance company; in the past 25 years they have created important and critically-acclaimed bespoke projects of all shapes and sizes.