“It's the year 2100. Only one straight white man survives of Planet Earth.”
Put on your goggles, charge your lasers and strap yourselves in for an experience unlike any other. 2100: a Space Novelty brings together five actors who proceed to sing, scream, mime, jump, sing and speak in four languages while wearing really tight gold pants. This in itself is a feat of greatness, but did I mention the tight gold pants?
The story of an unlikely friendship emerges in the outpost of a far away galaxy, between space-warrior Bathilda and the last known survivor of Earth, who she dubs 'Rocket Man'. Together they must find and destroy the last vial of human DNA before it fall into the hands of the evil space witch, the ruler of 'The Superiors.'
This gripping tale is delivered with true commitment and grit by the incredible multi-national ensemble, and promises frequent laughs, gasps of surprise and even moments of true tenderness.
Refreshing and resourceful in its use of facial expressions, voices and languages to tell a multi-layered story, Cut Mustard Theatre delivers a truly heartrending and memorable Fringe offering. Simple humour in the lighter moments was ingenious when paired with key themes of loss and longing, and the search for human connection.
This beautifully performed goosebumps-inducing tale of friendship and survival is one of the most inventive pieces of physical theatre I have seen at Fringe. Do yourself a favour and buy a ticket – it'll be best trip to space you'll ever take.
2100: A Space Novelty runs until 2nd March the Bakehouse Theatre. Tickets can be purchased here.