The Quest

A fun participatory audio story. WATCH FREE ONLINE

Wed 30 Dec 2020 to Sun 31 Jan 2021

The Quest

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Produced and presented by What's Coming Out Of The Box

THE QUEST is a story about adventure. After receiving a mysterious call during lockdown, a librarian and her housemates set out on a quest to discover the meaning of adventure.

Ever wanted to go to the moon, become a spy or an inventor? Then join the screen-free fun. Using everyday props, this imaginative audio play offers you a chance to join in with activities to become part of the story.

Each 10 minute episode looks at the life of a real character and their adventure. It is a great way to become immersed in a story and experience a sense of travel from home.

This original story was written especially for 5 to 10 year olds and their family. It features original sound design and music.

This project was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It was also supported by Applause Rural Touring.

The Quest is a participatory audio play. It’s best enjoyed as a family and children shouldn’t be left unattended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EPISODE 1: Katherine Johnson

For a fully immersive experience, you need to gather a few simple props. Don’t worry, nothing fancy and we’ll tell you what to do with them. You will soon get the idea.
For this episode you need to be sitting on chairs, in a round, or facing each other if you are a pair. If you’re alone, sit in the middle of a room.

You will need:
• A washing up bowl, or a large salad bowl or Tupperware.
• One glass each. One of them should be half-full with water.
• One small piece of cardboard, large enough to cover the glass, but not too large, you can just cut a box of cereals, or if you have a cardboard coaster, that’s great.
• A pair of headphones each. If you don’t have headphones, take a banana, a carrot or even a pen: just as long as you’ve got one item each.

Click here for a version of Episode 1 with subtitles and signing

 

 

 

 

 

EPISODE 2: Nikola Tesla

For a fully immersive experience, you need to gather a few simple props. Don’t worry, nothing fancy and we’ll tell you what to do with them.
For this episode you will need to be in a darkened room.

You will need:
• A candle if it is safe to use or a torch
• A hat each
• An empty glass each
• Access to a light switch
• Some cardboard, an empty pack of cereal would be ideal or alternatively a large tupperware lid.

Click here for a version of Episode 2 with subtitles and signing

 

 

 

 

EPISODE 3: Noor Inyat Khan

For a fully immersive experience, you need to gather a few simple props. Don’t worry, nothing fancy and we’ll tell you what to do with them.
For this episode you will need to sit around an empty table, big or small, coffee table, dinning table, it doesn’t matter. And you will need a hat each.

Click here for a version of Episode 3 with subtitles and signing

 


 

CREDITS

Voices:            Rachael Hammond, Katie McGarry, Cam Griff, Sadie Hurley       

Directed by:   Estelle Rosenfeld

Written by:    Estelle Rosenfeld with the devising complicity of Rachael Hammond

Sound design and music: Cam Griff

 

 


 

ABOUT THE COMPANY
 
Based in East Kent, we are a female-led performance and art company. We serve food for thought dished up as immersive experiences, creating work that relate to audiences in unusual ways. Our innovative performances always have a strong audience participation element and explore participation possibilities, site specific and outdoor situations.

Our long-term vision is to contribute to making the world a better place through the Arts: to create a more tolerant, supportive and happy society.

Although we operated informally in the past, What’s Coming out of the Box was officially born in 2018, starting with ‘Inside’. We have developed a uniquely fluid immersive style and strong DIY aesthetic working with wonderful mentors such as Tim Webb (Oily Cart) and Colette Garrigan (Akselere). We tend to be as self-contained as possible, to tour outside conventional spaces and reach everyone.
 
We are associate artists at Looping the Loop and our work has been supported by Arts Council England, the Kent Community Foundation, Kent County Council, Canterbury City Council and the Gibbons Family Trust.

 

 

Tickets:
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