The Great Gas (1980)

Mile End Road
28 Jul - 29 Aug 1980
Age range: 12 and under
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A participatory half-day event involving strange men clad in white, underground radiation chambers, yellow cannisters and gas leaks. Will the Inspector turn into a Mutant? Will the evil machinations of Dr Zorble come to fruition or can the children avert death and destruction?

There were 30 performances to 1755 audience members. Performances took place on estates, in playgrounds, in tenants halls and libraries in North, South East and East London.

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Peter Bensted talks about The Great Gas, an interactive piece for young people which questioned the morals of atomic energy as a source of power. Interviewed by Beccy Allen.

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