ARMAGEDDON by Caroline Mitchell Rehder
The Friends Meeting House, Oxford
Disturbed and confused by his Godlike Parents, Juno and Zeus, the Child Orrie conjurers a friend, Ig, to help him cope and understand the crisis in his home. It is a war zone and his world may be coming to an end...what is happening to his family, to his world, may be his own Armageddon.
Using a four person Ensemble, the story is told through the eyes of the child of the angry Gods alongside his new friend Ig whom his imagination has provided as a coping mechanism.
A four week full time rehearsal process, where the ensemble worked together with a live musician in the development of the piece. The Gods roles were portrayed in mimed physical theatre, where the child does not truly understand the words and actions of his parents, describing his confusion and lack of understanding of adult issues from the child’s perspective. The stylised, physical performance fitted perfectly within the Friends Meeting House venue in Oxford, where the House setting enhanced the destructive home environment and allowed the actors a real space rather than that of a traditional theatre with which to explore and make their own.