Observations: Prometheus lives again – and takes to the streets
Not to be confused with Ridley Scott's alien thriller Prometheus, another reinterpretation of the Greek myth arrives in Greenwich next week. Prometheus Awakes will be a piece of theatre on a grand scale - providing the weather stays fine.
An outdoor collaboration between disabled-led theatre company Graeae and Catalan company la Fura dels Baus, it will recount the myth of Prometheus's punishment after he creates Man and steals fire from the heavens for his use. Gigantic puppets (Prometheus resembles the 60ft animatronic which accompanied Take That on their Progress tour) will be supported by two enormous cranes, actors from the Graeae company and 65 volunteers. There will be a 42ft "humanette" puppet, a 24ft wheel and a swinging thurible will hold 12 actors and emit perfumed smoke.
The puppets will move through the grounds of the Royal Museums Greenwich as colourful projections are beamed on to the 17th-century Queen's House. Part of the London 2012 Festival and Greenwich+Dockland International Festival, it has been commissioned for the year in which London hosts the Paralympic Games.
Amit Sharma, co-director of the show says: "It's going to be awe-inspiring. It really is going to make the earth move and the sky explode."
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, 22 June (greenwichfestivals.co.uk)
TV Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' near to camp
Jeff Fletcher found fame in 1990s
'At times I thought he was me'film
Review: One Direction, Fourmusic
Review: The World of Ice and Firebooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 I'm A Celebrity 2014: Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' near to camp
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Jeremy Hunt: 'I took my children to A&E because I didn't want to wait for GP appointment'
- 4 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 5 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
Jurassic World trailer: Chris Pratt stars in full-length trailer with Bryce Dallas and Ty Simpkins
I'm A Celebrity 2014: Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' near to camp
Zoella: YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg's debut novel set to become bestseller
Nightclubbing with Richard Young: The story behind his latest book of celebrity photographs
Naked free runner captured in breathtaking photographs above London's streets
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police