Spring 2003 at the Royal Opera House
Summer ’97 at Nottingham Playhouse
A full length dance musical built around the biology of plant reproduction and feeding by herbivores, carnivores, parasites and saprophytes. It also features a unique study of photosynthesis at the molecular level.
Score available from ‘Science on Stage’
Twister’s Run has proved extremely popular..it has a great hero and some really charismatic villains. To watch it you have to be ready to:
Worry with the dangling seeds who face, not only a hungry slug, but also a millipede with attitude…. and a limp.
Share with Twister and his brothers the thrill of the wild ride through a storm
Hide from the lethal, blind & questing fingers of the fungal threads
Go down the scale to where atoms dance and…..
Feel the magic in the beautifully symmetrical equations of photosynthesis
Sense the closure brought by a lone oxygen atom to the hexose ring
Then return to the macro world in time to …….
Hiss at the seductive and treacherous aphid queen, before quailing as her crawling daughters bring Twister to his knees. Salute the noble ladybird larva munching his way to the rescue, in the nick of time.
Quiver at the blatant bisexuality of Twister as shown to him by his flowers, then admire how well he copes with a life of sporadic gender insecurity. Rejoice as he in turn becomes a ten ton wooden mother with seeds of his..her? own