Nearly Human

Perhaps Contraption

31st Jul 2019 - 26th Aug 2019

Queen Dome - Pleasance Dome



We are, each of us, a little universe.

Les Enfant Terribles award winners 2019 Perhaps Contraption bring their theatrical debut to the festival.

The nine piece, multi award-winning progressive brass band use daring, intricate music, dynamic choreography, spectacular light shows and beautiful choral harmonies to illustrate the journey of one lonely atom.

Inspired by renowned cosmologist Carl Sagan, this astonishing piece of gig theatre contemplates our baffling, unlikely origins.
Bursting with triumphant horns, fascination and wonder.

Praise for Perhaps Contraption:

‘Completely extraordinary’ (BBC 6 Music)

‘High-energy progressive brass’ (The Guardian)

‘A glorious symphony of strangeness that embraces and reconfigures such diverse influences as contemporary classical, jazz, post-minimalism and the avant-garde’ (R2 Magazine)

'A complete joy, brimming with energy and circus bravura' (Just So Festival)

Artists in residence (Snape Maltings)

Age Guideline: 0+ 

Important information:

This show contains strobe lighting.

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