A large-scale, site-responsive theatre production, inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci, The Book of Revelation and the world of Mechatronics, In the Beginning Was The End is a journey through the maze-like underground passages and unseen spaces of King’s College and Somerset House into a world of calamitous accidents and divine revelations.
Mixing Leonardo-inspired hydraulics and modern mechanical engineering with dreamthinkspeak’s special blend of film, installation and live performance, it reveals a vision of the world either on the verge of collapse – or the brink of rebirth.
The production is co-commissioned by Somerset House Trust, King’s Cultural Institute and TippingPoint. Sponsored by Bloomberg.
Sarah Hemming reviews it in the Financial Times, and Dominic Cavendish in the Telegraph.
Guardian theatre critic Lyn Gardner writes about the production and immersive theatre.
performed at Somerset House, London
28 January - 30 March 2013