“There is more to this world than meets the eye. What you take for real is an illusion. What you
take for an illusion is real. At any one time, in any one place, you are inches from Elsewhere, the
land of fable, foe and faerie.”
Directed by Big Telly’s founder and artistic director Zoe Seaton (THE LYRIC THEATRE, BELFAST,
HULL TRUCK THEATRE COMPANY, TINDERBOX THEATRE COMPANY), Operation Elsewhere
brings alive Irish myths and takes audiences on a virtual trip to the beautiful Emerald island for an
adventure into another dimension, where somewhere is Elsewhere. Once admitted to the journey,
they weave their path and meet strange and wonderful characters, faeries and changelings,
together with mysterious quests, intrigue and game mechanics. It culminates in one extraordinary
hour of theatrical entertainment, comedy and joy.
Originally written by Jane Talbot author of The Faerie Thorn, an acclaimed collection of
contemporary dark myths, this new adaptation for Zoom features a cast of seven actors and music
composed by Garth McConaghie (THE LYRIC THEATRE, BELFAST, NEW VICTORY THEATRE,
BROADWAY, NEW YORK).
The story telling isn’t always pin-sharp, but it has a madcap energy, some likeable comic performances from the game cast, and some lovely moments including shadow puppetry, and segments where the audience can annotate a map on screen, learn a war dance, and creep through a dark, dark wood.