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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 were forced to relocate. 3 people refused to leave. Inspired by this true story, Centralia sees the 3 remaining inhabitants come to the United Kingdom to tell the world their story.
Using a mixture of comedy, cabaret, dance and music, this brave new play explores the relationships that can only be formed through this unique disaster.
“quirky, unique and completely surreal… a must-see show!” **** Festival Journal
Superbolt Theatre has toured Centralia to London, Bristol, and Edinburgh, UK, and Tonsberg and Oslo, Norway, 2011-2012. It has been an international success, and we are delighted to be continuing performances of Centralia around the globe. Please see our homepage for dates and locations.
" wonderfully silly and wildly engaging"
"a theatrical feast"
"wonderfully strange and beautifully told"
“Deeply inventive and deftly performed, Centralia is a captivating piece of comic theatre.”
“daringly original and superbly well balanced”
-Ed Fest Mag****
“quirky, unique and completely surreal”
"a true and tragic tale of human fallibility.”
“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.”
“A must-see show from a promising young company.”
“wonderfully madcap performance”
“It's a barrel of laughs with some great musical moments and great farcical elements.”
“a gem of awkwardness and well-meaning mummery”
-British Theatre Guide****