Spencer is a man with a big heart, who'll do anything for his daughter.
When he finds out there are clinical trials that offer generous payments to take a new miracle pill, it seems too good to be true. Spencer's test results make him the perfect advert, apart from one major side effect...
Touching, brilliant and innovative, Lab Rat uses visual theatre and puppetry to explore family, loss and the value of memories.
Lab Rat is a co-production between Genius Sweatshop and Nearly There Yet, supported by Little Angel Theatre and Jacksons Lane. Originally commissioned by Little Angel Firsts.
Cast: Michael Wagg, Elsa Petit, Lowri James, with the voice of Jessica Sims as HAT.
Director: Kaveh Rahnama; Co-director: Alison Alexander; Writer: Chris Mason; Music: Liam Quinn
A man is forced out of his home, leaving his friends, family and community. He chooses 10 of his most treasured possessions to take with him to remind him of the life he is leaving behind.
Using humour, stories and circus, this fiercely energetic show looks at what it means to be pushed out of what we know to an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar faces.
Memory Man was commissioned by The Basingstoke Festival and Supported by Arts Council England. The initial production was directed by John Wright and designed by The Flying Butresses.
There will be further development on Memory Man in 2018 with support from Applause Rural Touring.
Cast: Kaveh Rahnama.
Director: John Wright; Designers: The Flying Butresses