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METROPOLIS

An Immersive Theatrical Experience

Story by Adam Boden May 18th, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SHOW

View our original trailer for the piece, developed through our collaborative workshops, and footage from the productions.

WORKSHOPS

Through creative play we began to develop our story, and how we wanted to tell it.

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THE ETERNAL GARDENS

The wealthy, happy civilians of Metropolis spend their days in luxury and peace.

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WORKER‘S CITY

Beneath Metropolis, the workers operate the great machines.

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Peace… until the arrival of Maria and the children of the workers.

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Unknown to the civilians, they work day and night to power Metropolis

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The workers children are still trying to get an education, but have limited opportunity.

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They are hungry and exhausted.

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IN THE CITY ABOVE

They continue their lives unaware of the suffering below.

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They work, learn and play.

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MARIA IN THE COURTYARD

Maria preaches in the courtyard of a better day. She spreads hope.

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THE MASTER OF METROPOLIS

The Master meets with scientist Rotwang to discuss Maria and her preaching.

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They kidnap Maria and use her to create a robot version to control the workers.

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The civilians discover the existence of the workers and worry about their fate.

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REBELLION

The worker’s destroy the machines causing a fire to begin spreading through Metropolis.

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Workers and Civilians collide.
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THE GREAT FIRE

Destruction rages through the city.
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The story concludes in the courtyard.
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Together as One. One Metropolis.

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Footnote: www.bodens.co.uk