By Gobbledegook Theatre
In Good Company ,
Friday 16 July 2021

Part of Departure Lounge Festival 2021

Friday 16 July, 11am, 12pm, 4pm & 5pm

Outdoor Stage

Tickets: £5

Cloupscapes  is an intimate installation combining clouds and script, set in an outdoor auditorium — a cloud-gazing area.

Audiences are encouraged to look up and contemplate the mutability of clouds, as well as the mutability of humanity, guided by the soothing voice of performer and creator Lorna Rees.

Audiences lie back on giant beanbags during the show, while Rees talks to them, through headphones, about cloud formation, interspersed with stories of her own relationship with the troposphere and of the journey of a lifetime with her father.

Cloudscapes is a very personal, human-scale work about clouds, with a focus on the role of clouds in climate change. After the audio has finished, audience members are invited to visit the Cloud Museum housed in a vintage horse trailer and speak with the artists about the work. Gobbledegook Theatre are renowned for creating innovative, cross-artform work for unusual places.

Cloudscapes was made in collaboration with artist Heidi Steller ( with audio production by sound artist and producer Jo Tyler (BBC Radio 4, Radio 6). Dramaturgical support from author John Grindrod (writer of Concretopia and Outskirts) and Dr Zöe Svendsen. Several leading meteorologists and scientists involved in the study of climate change were consulted about the piece. Cloudscapes premiered at Inside Out Dorset Festival in September 2016 on the dramatic coastal site of Hengistbury Head. Cloudscapes is supported by Arts Council England.



Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 July

Derbados is clear for travel!

In Good Company's Departure Lounge Festival  returns this July with events across Derby Theatre: On-Stage, Online, Outside, and all Socially Distanced!

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Age Guidance: 8+

Warnings: There is mention of the death of a relative