The Institute of Impossibility is being presented by the Coventry Mysteries as part of this year’s festival which runs from 23-26 May.
Venue: Draper’s Hall. Please see the Extra Information tab for more details.
In the heart of Coventry lies a mysterious and intriguing building – The Institute of Impossibility.
For as long as anyone can remember it has been the home of strange noises, occasional fireworks and, more than once, a Eureka has trumpeted from behind its doors. For the first time in a generation, the Institute is to be opened to a lucky few…
Join award winning company LAStheatre, for an immersive adventure exploring the evolution of all things, from crops to legends, satellites to stories. When EVO, the machine that fuels the Institute, breaks down, the audience’s help is enlisted by a group of rag-tag mechanics. Fall in love with peculiar characters, encounter real scientists and meet their mysterious machine – all on a rambunctious journey to save creativity from destruction.
The Institute of Impossibility is the latest production in LAStheatre’s award-winning Enlightenment Café series, and is created in collaboration with Coventry University, the University of Warwick and Interplay (National Centre for Sensory Theatre).
“An unmissable night of entertainment, intrigue, and debate – with a touch of education snuck in when you aren’t looking.” New Scientist
“Thrillingly immediate“ Financial Times
Recommended for ages 12+
The Institute of Impossibility is commissioned by Coventry Mysteries Festival.
This show has been made possible with funding from Arts Council England and Big Bang West Midlands / By Design.
|Fri 23 May||7:15pm|
|Sat 24 May||2:15pm|
|Sat 24 May||7:15pm|
|Sun 25 May||2:15pm|
|Sun 25 May||7:15pm|
Press & endorsements: For LAStheatre’s Previous Enlightenment Café Productions
‘Part science lesson, part theme park horror-show … (an) atmospheric production.‘ The Herald
‘Incredibly fascinating’ BBC Radio Scotland
‘Deadinburgh, the big, loud, challenging live zombie movie – with mass audience participation…while there’s plenty of talk about bridging the gap between arts and science, this is a show that actually does it; and provides a good, exhausting, thought-provoking night out into the bargain.’ The Scotsman
‘An unmissable night of entertainment, intrigue, and debate – with a touch of education snuck in when you aren’t looking.’ New Scientist
‘The Enlightenment Café surreptitiously served science to an arty crowd… blending old and new with playful irreverence.’ A Younger Theatre
This event takes place at Draper’s Hall, Bayley Lane, Coventry CV1 5RN