Rocket Lolly – vintage science clips on the big screen
This evening now includes two astounding, rarely seen gems from the UK archives. One is a vision of the future (1955) created in 1935. The other is a curious example of recreational cybernetics from the early 1960s, complete with a smoking robot. You won’t want to miss this night!
It’s every girl’s dream:
For one night only, I’ll be taking over the big, BIG screen at the Marlborough Theatre, Brighton, and showing vintage infrasonic terrors, nuclear fallout messages, mind control experiments, time and motion studies, rocket lollies, visions of the future and other gems from the archives. A feast of scientific and technological curiosities on film, from 1900 to present day.
This event will include a theremin performance and a live experiment, in which we’ll attempt to conjure a group, audio-visual hallucination. A remarkable evening of science and psychonautics, fuelled by Hendrick’s Gin.*
A free Hendrick’s gin, served with cucumber in a fine china cup for every advance ticket holder. Or a Rocket Lolly from Lidl if you prefer.
*There may also be ice cream.
Rocket Lolly – the main feature
I’m delighted to announce that the main feature is a rare gem from the UK archives, Plenty of Time for Play (1935). This strange and delightful period piece shows a vision of the future – 1955 – as it was imagined at the time. Think pater with a pipe, an autogyro and a silver suit.
A huge thank you to the archives of the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, for donating this gem. It’s going to be a treat!
Rocket Lolly on Tour
This show travels! If you’d like to see Rocket Lolly at your festival or theatre, do get in touch.
We’d love to hear from you.
Thanks to Alan Fred Pipes for sourcing the beautiful image of rocket airliners.