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Gobbledegook Theatre: Cloudscapes

Free event: Book a Ticket

Cloudscapes is a wonderfully calming and restful experience that combines calm clouds, mindful moments, contentment and words, set in an outdoor auditorium - a cloud-gazing area.

Audiences are encouraged to look up and contemplate ever-changing clouds, as well as our ever-changing world, guided by the soothing voice of performer and creator Lorna Rees.

Come along, lie back on giant beanbags, while Lorna talks through headphones about cloud formation, interspersed with stories of her own relationship with the Earth's atmosphere and of the journey of a lifetime with her father.

Cloud experts will be on hand throughout the duration of the installation to help ensure that the audience is comfortable while gazing.

Even the most seemingly featureless skies provide plentiful material. The dreamy commentary gives audiences ‘permission to stop’ in order to observe the ‘temporary galleries’ above them.

Gobbledegook Theatre are renowned for creating innovative, cross-artform work for unusual places.

Cloudscapes was made in collaboration with artist Heidi Steller (www.heidisteller.co.uk) with audio production by sound artist and producer Jo Tyler (BBC Radio 4, Radio 6), and drama writing support from author John Grindrod (writer of Concretopia and Outskirts) and Dr Zöe Svendsen. Several leading meteorologists and scientists involved in the study of climate change were also consulted. 

Read more: www.gobbledegooktheatre.com

Sessions at: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm 

Duration: 40 minutes


Maximum  6 tickets per booking

This performance will be in the City Gardens area of Campbell Park. This is at the City/John Lewis end of the Park, in the corner nearest the junction of V8 Marlborough Street and Silbury Boulevard, near to The Milton Keynes Rose.

This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather.

No pets please - registered assistance dogs are welcome
Camping and BBQs are not permitted in Campbell Park
No glass bottles or alcohol purchased off-site are permitted
Alcohol is not permitted into the wider Campbell Park area 

Festival Stewards, First Aiders and other services are on site to help you – please approach them if you have any questions. 

The Festival aims to be as accessible as possible and welcomes people with disabilities. We always welcome specific access enquiries - you can email us at access@stables.org or call the Box Office on 01908 280800.

Covid-19 Safety
The safety of our audiences, artists, volunteers and staff is our highest priority. As well as following all government and industry guidelines, we’re working closely with specialist safety advisors to ensure all our event locations are Covid-safe and secure for everyone. We will update more information between now and the Festival.

If ticket availability is showing as Sold Out, please check back again as standby tickets may be released prior to the date of the event.

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