In the 1960’s an underground coal fire was sparked by an accident. 20 years later the fire was still burning and the inhabitants of Centralia in Pennsylvania USA were forced to relocate. 3 people refused to leave.
Inspired by true events, Centralia tells the story of Jennyfer, Norman and Allister, three enthusiastic, friendly Americans who travel far from home in order to tell the world their story.
Using a mixture of comedy, cabaret, dance, music and monologues, Centralia explores how a unique disaster formed extraordinary friendships.
Created and performed by:
Maria Askew, Simon Maeder and Frode Gjerløw
Outside Eye (2013 – Present)
Lighting Design & Stage Management
Stunning and completely bewildering at points, Centralia is a completely wondrous analysis of what happens to a community when most of the inhabitants move away. — Amy Taylor | Festival Journal
Daringly original and superbly well balanced. Deeply inventive and deftly performed, Centralia is a captivating piece of comic theatre. — Stuart Anderson | Ed Fest Mag
It’s a barrel of laughs … great musical moments and great farcical elements. A gem of awkwardness and well-meaning mummery. — Graeme Strachan | The British Theatre Guide
Quirky, unique and completely surreal — Festval Journal
Wonderfully silly and wildly engaging, a theatrical feast. — Remotegoat
Brilliantly creative Lecoq theatre with physical comedy … low-budget, high-quality theatre with deliciously hilarious performances — Maria Tecce | Fringe Review
It’s a show about home and heart. Go see it. — Bristol Theatre Review