Sea Odyssey – Liverpool 2012
Over the past few days (20th-23rd April), Liverpool has played host to one of the biggest street theatre productions in its history. Street theatre company, Royal De Luxe, played out their Sea Odyssey production across the north and city centre of Liverpool using giant marionettes up to a massive 50-foot in height.
The story features a 30-foot Little Girl Giant and her quest to find her Giant Uncle who is in turn searching for her in order to deliver a letter recovered from the wreck of the sunken Titanic. Fortunately, the Little Girl Giant wasn’t alone in her travels as she had her dog, Xolo, to accompany her around the streets of Liverpool.
It’s a sweet and heart-warming story played out on a massive scale. Without witnessing the event for yourself, it’s almost massive beyond comprehension. It’s reported that half-a-million people took to the streets in order to watch the event. That in itself is an incredible attendance number for any event never mind a free event. The event was labelled the Giant Spectacular and it was a very apt label because it was very much giant and spectacular!
I had the pleasure of attending day 2 of the 3-day production. Here are a few photos from the day.