The Seagull Effect

Total Theatre Award-nominees and Fringe Sell-Out Idle Motion return with a stunning visual kaleidoscope of images and stories to captivate their audience. As a couple's relationship crumbles and they’re confronted by its debris, Britain is hit by the unexpected 1987 storm. As the winds break through the mundanity of British weather, typified by grey skies and cloudy sunshine, they also clear the way for some clarity and perspective on our everyday choices and their unforecasted effects. Using exciting and evocative staging, multimedia and personal recollections, Idle Motion pick their way through the chaos left behind during those remarkable six hours. They reflect upon the waves of destruction and the paths of the individuals it crossed. 


Accessible, inventive work with strong storytelling at its heart...this physical theatre ensemble have a bright future.
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian