CLOCKS after Jules Verne

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Clocks after Jules Verne
Devised by and with Alex Kanefsky and David Furlong.
Lighting design: Benedict Cooper.
Video design: David Furlong.

Institut Français April 2011.
Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Kentish Town, Feb 2012.

Alex and David created « CLOCKS ! »  for the creative resideny of kids shows at the French Institute, as a hilarious 50 minutes rendition of a unknown Jules Verne tale. The chemistry of the duo and the quirky nature of their double-act led them to take on all of Jules Verne’s work and Around Jules Vernes in 80 minutes was born.

Jules Verne pioneered the science-fiction genre. Best known for novels such as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before any of it were even possible. He is the third most translated author in the world. He is the third most translated author in the world.

With a steampunk pool of ridiculous props, a smoke machine and some costumes. Watch the challenge !  This fantastically funny show features all your favourite characters : Passe-Partout, Phileas Fogg,  Captain Nemo and of course all the incredible machines!

In February, Exchange Theatre takes the young audience in a dazzling journey through all his major books.

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