Plunge Boom

Family, Music/Sound, Theatre

BOING is a character who makes noises but never speaks. His whole body is full of sound that’s literally bursting to get out, be it from his fingers or his feet. A cheeky chap with an insatiable curiosity for the world around him, BOING invites you to see & hear the world from his own unique perspective. A show for all ages combining humour with pathos.

BOING is an understated, non-verbal outdoor show combining sound effects & with exaggerated physical performance. While the central character never speaks he is full of noises & every action has a different sonic consequence be it his footsteps sounding like explosions or handshakes of static interference. This is possible by a series of concealed speakers in the costume of the performer which are then wirelessly triggered by the observing technician. The result allows for a series of choreographed sequences as well as the ability to improvise on the fly. A show for all ages combining humour with pathos.

About Plunge Boom

Plunge Boom is a street company with over 12 years experience in making outdoor work. We work with a number of performers & artists. For this project, we will notably be working with Ian Broscombe on Props, Mary Lamb on costume and Jamie Finlay on Sound.

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

BOING is supported by Without Walls, and commissioned by Stockton International Riverside Festival.