"ACTIVE, PRESENT, HIGH ENERGY, AND POLITICALLY ON POINT"
- The Music
Doppelgangster’s TITANIC rips up the screenplay from James Cameron’s 1997 epic Hollywood tear-jerker and a maelstrom of other sources including the Titanic DVD Special Features Disk and eye-witness, survivor accounts of people who actually saw the film at the movies.
Risks include: electrocution, drowning, hypothermia, car crash, falling from a height, blunt force trauma, limb severance / loss of limbs, suffocation, noise-induced hearing damage, early 20th Century political spin, bureaucratic confusion, and public anxiety!
Doppelgangster’s TITANIC is about ‘educated guesses’, ‘operational matters’ and the impossible pursuit of ‘truth’. This most grand spectacle is staged entirely from a shipping container and stars Australian enfant terrible Tobias Manderson-Galvin (MKA | Theatre of New Writing) as Titanic Director Cameron; bon vivant and ecological raconteur Dr Tom Payne (Sheffield Hallam University) as handsome, though slightly aged, Leonardo DiCaprio; the shipping container as ‘Rose’, and all accompanied by a recorded and amplified score by Jules 'Sea Dog' Pascoe. First class seats available.
"A SHOW THAT RIPS UP ALL THE RULES" THE AGE
"TOTALLY DISRESPECTFUL OF THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY" ★ THE SPROUT
"A ONE HOUR TOUR DE FORCE" THE CAMBRIAN NEWS
25 June - 05 July 2015 NATIONAL THEATRE WALES WALES LAB (Broneirion)
10 - 20 October 2015 TYN YR HELYG BARN (Llanrhystud)
July 2016 FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE (Melbourne)
2-4 November 2015 EXPERIMENTICA15 (Cardiff)
09 Dec 2015 LA GÉNÉRALE / ARTCOP21 (Paris)*
04/09 Mar 2016 ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE / SITE2 (Wales)
01-09 July 2016 SITE WORKS / HOT!HOT!HOT! (Melbourne)
*site adapted version
PERFORMANCE + DIRECTION
DR TOM PAYNE
& TOBIAS MANDERSON GALVIN
TOBIAS MANDERSON GALVIN &
DR TOM PAYNE with HIGH SPEED WILSON
DR TOM PAYNE
& TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN
HIGH SPEED WILSON (CARDIFF)
RACHEL HELENA WALSH (CARDIFF, PARIS)
WILSON LIEW (Melbourne)
DEVELOPED WITH SUPPORT FROM
NATIONAL THEATRE WALES
and WALES LAB
WRITING & REVIEWS
Disrupting the Paris Climate Talks with Art by Ben Neutze, The Daily Review (December 2015) [Interview]
New Date for Show Deemed 'Too Dangerous to Perform' by Julie McNicholls Vale, The Cambrian News (March 16) [News Article]
Titanic by Hugh Sillitoe (February 2016) [Review]
Titanic by Howling Spoon (February 2016) [Review]
* Experimentica Day #2 @ Chapter Arts Centre by The Sprout (November 2015) [Review]
Doppelgangster’s TITANIC – At Aberystwyth Arts Centre by Julie McNicholls Vale, The Cambrian News (March 16) [Review]
MKA and Doppelgangster's Punk Play on Disaster Film Captures Sinking Feeling at Poles by Cameron Woodhead, The Sydney Morning Herald (July 2016) [Review]
Titanic - Site Works by James Daniels, The Music (July 2016) [Review]
INFO FOR PRESENTERS
Doppelgangster's TITANIC is the first full-length performance work by Doppelgangster. It was first developed with suport from National Theatre Wales and Wales Lab in 2015. The work underwent a major development period at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff as part of Experimentica15 (Nov 2015) before travelling to Paris for the United Nations Climate Talks with support from Wales Arts International, The Climate Change Commission for Wales and Cape Farewell.