Our Aim - to stage a re-vamped, fully-funded production of our warp-driven sci-fi comedy play Moon Quest at a theatre in Greater Manchester in April 2019, leading to a theatre tour. We want to put on a dynamic show that truly invokes the spirit of 60s/70's sci-fi kitsch.
Our Product - Moon Quest is a sci-fi comedy play in the classic 60’s and 70’s tradition. Remember ‘Barbarella’, ‘UFO’, ‘Flash Gordon’, ‘Star Crash’ and Hammer Film’s ‘Moon Zero Two’? Just like those classics, Moon Quest is a fun show with plenty of food for thought. Let our turbo-charged young thespians transport you to another world!
History – Moon Quest premiered in the Greater Manchester Festival Fringe and also the Buxton Festival Fringe, both in July 2018. All reviewers found great potential in the show but thought that props, staging and costumes needed massive improvement. Sci-fi is a great genre but unfortunately, creating the right ‘look’ costs money. We want to take Moon Quest to the next level and give it a complete visual makeover, invoking classic shows like Flash Gordon, Space 1999 and Barbarella. This will require extensive funding for cosmic costumes, plasmatic props, stellar staging and fizzing FX.
Synopsis of Moon Quest - Gabi, ace pilot and intrepid spacewoman flies to Mars to find the lost space explorer Steve Morris. After crash landing on Mars, she meets a strange Moon-based race called the Curians who are in conflict with the planet’s other moons. However, there is an insurrection being planned by an Amazonian people who capture Gabi. She is soon locked in the struggles of an alien empire and still no closer to finding Steve Morris.
Some Comments from Reviewers –
'Visually the play worked well and supported the parody of this genre. Moon Quest has a well-thought-out plot line written in a style that parodies earlier sci-fi plays. All cast members acted with gusto and entered into the spirit of the comedy.' Buxton Festival Fringe Reviewer
'A retrospectively affectionate mickey-take of all those terrible but highly amusing sci-fi B-movies of the 60s and even 70s, where sexy young ladies would romp around in tight-fitting bodysuits. With a proper, realistic budget Moon Quest could find more than just a niche audience of retro sci-fi geeks.' Number 9 Reviewer
'We sincerely hope Casagua Productions develops its ideas further and long live pulp sci fi.' Starburst Magazine
Risks and challenges
Once sufficient funds are in place to mount a fully re-vamped production of Moon Quest, the plan is to hire Salford Arts Theatre to present a short run of Moon Quest, with a view to continuing with a regional tour of smaller theatres.
We will naturally be taking a financial risk in booking the theatre but this is a project we really believe will work. With the right funding to present a convincing sci-fi look, this show will have great potential appeal to a wide audience, both sci-fi fans and lovers of comedy.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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