Once upon a time on Something Street there was a family, like any family. Like anyone. And like anyone, their time was running out. Where is Something Street? Does it matter? It’s anywhere and it’s everywhere, all at once.
This summer Whizz Bang Productions will transform Madeira Drive, Brighton, into the street where time makes its own rules. Welcome to Something Street, popping up on the seafront for a limited time only. This is immersive theatre on a huge scale.
Explore each purpose-built house for yourself and discover the secrets of the people who live inside them. Travel through different moments in time and uncover the secrets of the Stammers family, from the war-torn 1940s to the dawn of the swinging 60s to the celebration of the new millennium. Untangle the threads connecting them all by digging deeper into the minds of each character by asking them questions. Find yourself included in a play you’ve been a part of since you drew your first breath. Expect tales of happiness, laughter, loss and regret in this truly unforgettable experience.
After your experience, street food gurus, Origami Events, will be on hand to nourish you while you relax and reflect in one of the specially designed food ‘garages’, complete with beautiful sea views. Food garages include; The Pulled Garage specialising in juicy pulled meats, The Nachos Pick ‘N’ Mix Shack, where you will be able to build your own generous bed of tortillas loaded with your choice of 3 toppings, The International Garage which will feature a rotating menu of international foods, from paella to noodles, and The Snack Shack which will offer a huge selection of teas and coffees alongside snacks. These food garages will be open to everyone, with or without a ticket to the event from Weds – Sun and entry is free.
If you fancy a tipple after your stroll down Something Street then there will also be two fully stocked bars. One will offer everything from craft beers to spirits and the other, a cocktail bar, will be serving a specially designed cocktail menu, focusing on summer classics and beach-themed long drinks, alongside Pimm’s and a selection of mocktails.
Following its Brighton premiere the production is set to head to Bristol, Liverpool, London and Manchester.
Performances of Once Upon a Time on Something Street run from 1 – 30 June (excl Mon & Tues) Weds – Sun at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm, additional performances on Fri at 6pm, Sat and Sun at 1pm and 2pm.