‘The Midwich Cuckoos’ live

This event is on 5 December 2014

Ticket details coming soon – do save the date!

VillageOfTheDamned-229x300Actors and musicians in a live reimagining of a British science fiction masterpiece

The inspiration for cult film ‘The Village of the Damned’ (1960), for one night only John Wyndham’s sci fi novel The Midwich Cuckoos will be performed on stage by actors, as though in a live radio play.  As the story unfolds, Spacedog musicians Sarah Angliss and Stephen Hiscock use theremin, modular synth, robotic instruments, live percussion and foley to conjure the uneasy atmosphere of Midwich. The fate of this village is sealed during a mysterious blackout when every living is rendered unconscious by an unknown force. On re-awakening, all the women of child-bearing age are pregnant. They later give birth to a dozen identical, blond-haired children with eerie intellectual and telepathic powers.

The Midwich Cuckoos Live is an event for Cinecity Brighton, in partnership with Film Archive South East and the BFI, as part of the BFI’s season ‘Sci Fi – Days of Wonder’.

Update: Sarah and Stephen are delighted to have Bela Emerson (‘cello and electronics) and Lutine (vocals) performing with us on the night.

Book online (tickets £9.90 – reductions for members or concessions)