Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 August 2023 | Afternoon
Little Wormwood Scrubs Park, 1 Dalgarno Gardens, London W10 5LL
Drowning under a crushing mass of plastic, the Keeper of the Waterways awakens and rises up. It’s time for change.
Highly Sprung’s CastAway is a stunning outdoor performance that explores the impact of today’s throwaway society on our waterways. Featuring a unique gyroscopic flying machine, it presents a brand new approach to aerial theatre. The all - female cast immerses audiences in an underwater world where performers dive, twist and float over 26 feet in the air to delight, inspire and captivate audiences of all ages.
CastAway responds to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – a floating island of everlasting plastic that has now grown to 6½ times the size of the UK. It presents an alternativ e, sustainable and more compassionate way of being and challenges us to consider our own actions in the face of climate change. With the weight of plastic now greater than the weight of humanity, what better time than now to take action?
“It draws interest and crowds long before the performance starts. This fantastic new aerial spectacle from Highly Sprung is a visual treat but has some much deeper messages for its entranced audience.” West End Best Friend ★★★★
Main programme event. Suitable for all ages. This is a free show so no tickets are required. There will be other performances taking place in the same location, with shows in this location running from 1pm onwards. Free children's circus workshops also available.
Website times are regularly updated in case of rain. Please do check back if unsure whether these outdoor performances are taking place. See you at Little Wormwood Scrubs!
Knot by Motionhouse 1pm
Highly Sprung by Castaway 1.30pm
Captive by Motionhouse 2.15pm
Highly Sprung by Castaway 4pm
Captive by Motionhosue 5pm (Sunday 5pm show cancelled)
This location has public toilets. Bring sun cream and/or a coat. Please use public transport if possible rather than driving, take picnic plastic home to recycle and bring refillable drinking flasks.