Desert Island Discs - Comedy Street Theatre

Desert Island Discs

Desert Island Discs takes place on a tropical island with a gramophone, flotsam, jetsam and one hapless castaway. 20 years pass in 40 minutes as records spin and rescue never comes, then as the island gives up its secret the show ends in a beautifully surreal spectacular finale.

The Desert Island Discs show happens on a small stage complete with two palm trees which double as hammock anchors and slack rope ends. Kept on the island by a shark in the audience our castaway makes friends with Larry, a lobster and struggles to survive. Every time he retires to his hammock he wakes up years later with a longer and longer beard, clothes more dishevelled and with another crazy plan. Eventually, after walking an impossibly wobbly rope between the trees, he discovers treasure and wakes Larry’s big sister. As the twenty foot high inflatable lobster emerges spectacularly through the stage, he finally escapes in the most unlikely of helicopter rescues!

Technical details

2 x 35 minute shows per day.
Arrival 2 hours before first show, set-up and packdown both 90 minutes. Access required to unload.
1 x 13amp power supply required.
Footprint of performance area approx. 7m circle – stage 5m x 4m when erected plus PA and various props.
Combined stage and equipment weight approx 250kg.
Free parking required for Fiat Ducato Van.
Full technical details available on request.