Thursday, 11 September 2014

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is collaborating with Punchdrunk Enrichment to create an exhibit for 6 to 12 year olds & their families.

In an exclusive first for the museum industry, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is collaborating with Punchdrunk Enrichment to create an exhibit for six to twelve year olds and their families.
With so much history secured in one museum: so many objects, so many stories, so many doorways to other times and other worlds, Against Captain’s Orders takes audience members on the adventure of a lifetime through the National Maritime Museum’s extraordinary collection of maritime artefacts. Exciting, enlightening, and, who knows, perhaps just a tiny bit dangerous, Against Captain’s Orders promises a theatrical journey through the museum, the like of which has never been seen before.
Visitors will become members of a real life crew and will be called on to work together to navigate their way through this highly adventurous exhibition. The production is the first the Museum has created specifically for six to twelve year olds and working with Punchdrunk Enrichment will ensure that anyone brave enough to get on board will scarcely believe what will happen next.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on 24 September - visitrmg.co.uk/againstorderspress for further details.
Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted
Venue: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Dates: 28 March-August 2015
Show times: TBC
Visitor Enquiries: 020 8858 4422 / www.rmg.co.uk/againstcaptainsorders
Admission:  £19.75


Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted is written by Simon Davies, directed by Peter Higgin and designed by Livi Vaughan. Performances will be open to schools and family audiences. Adults attending must be accompanying a child between six to twelve years.

Exhibition hashtag: #againstcaptainsorders

The National Maritime Museum holds the world’s largest maritime collection, housed in historic buildings forming part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. The National Maritime Museum is part of Royal Museums Greenwich which also incorporates the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the 17th-century Queen’s House and Cutty Sark. Royal Museums Greenwich works to illustrate for everyone the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people. This unique collection of attractions welcomes over 2 million British and international visitors a year and is also a major centre of education and research. For more information visit www.rmg.co.uk.
Since its formation in 2000, Punchdrunk has established an international reputation as a ground-breaking theatre company, creating epic worlds and immersive theatrical experiences that have won the company awards and a popular following - their most recent London production The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable has been seen by over 200,000 people.
Since 2008, Punchdrunk's Enrichment team has taken this immersive practice into communities, creating performances with and for children, young people and the wider community. Punchdrunk Enrichment has enjoyed widespread success, working with over 40,000 young people and community members since its inception. Punchdrunk Enrichment has worked with over 200 schools, creating groundbreaking educational projects which place pupils and teachers at the heart of the experience and provide a real catalyst for learning.
The House Where Winter Lives, their biggest production to date, opened to critical acclaim in 2012 at Discover Storytelling Centre. Following a revival at Perth International Arts Festival in 2014, The House Where Winter Lives is currently nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Presentation for Children. 
Punchdrunk Enrichment aims to give audiences and participants an unforgettable experience, which ignites and inspires their imaginations by involving them directly in an enthralling theatre story.

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