DR HEIDEGGER'S EXPERIMENT by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Dr Heidegger brings 3 elderly people into his magical study - a lecherous Colonel, a failed business man and a faded old beauty.
Dr Heidegger then allows each one to drink from the water of youth - the effects are amazing to behold! But they only last for a few hours!
Platform 4 tackled the themes of youth, age, lust and lewdness and came up with a dark experiment of eccentric proportions.
Madness and mayhem. Dancing and Danger Lust and Lewdness Cobwebs and Curiosities Magic books and Memories A Surreal Soundtrack First Class Physical Performers.
This show reunited the same production team that brought you Animal Tales and 3 Greek Myths from a Lisbon Laundry. Regular P4 performer Vladimir Ilic played Colonel Grigorovich, Imogen Rodgers played Nadia Montpellier and Olly Parham played Neville Medbourne. It featured a stunning original soundtrack from P4 sound designer Jules Bushell, a dynamic set from Su Houser and inventive direction from Catherine Church.
"A compact marvel of intelligent and innovative physical theatre." - The Stage 02
"This was a production so striking one felt that the company would be fully justified in indulging in a little self promotion and move Platform 4 to 1" - The Cornishman 02
I am Silvia
In my first blush
And last flush
My nuptial sheet unstained
With loved first pain.
To calm my fever,
Gave me a potion.
But I had no notion
That that breath
Would be my last.
Rose (Why I am so Red)
O I was a rose, everybody knows
Painted, sainted, fully scented.
But then I was pressed in my distress.
The Bride was more beautiful than I,
And so, my thorns pierced her lilac veins
And as her cheek became pale
Beneath her bridal veil,
My stem drank her blood,
Until, my petals were engorged
With brightest blood…that is why I am so red.
"Dynamic theatre, stunning visual effects." - Salisbury Journal 03