Written by Silvia Mercuriali and Simon Wilkinson
Commissioned by Harrogate Theatre
with the support of Yorkshire Water, The Arts Council of England and Welcome to Yorkshire
Coinciding with Le Grand Depart in Yorkshire for the Tour De France 2014, Le Grand Voyage opened at Harrogate theatre and subsequently toured Yorkshire for a month part of Yorkshire Festival.
Le Grand Voyage is an 20 mins experience for four people at a time. Each participant is fitted with video goggles and headphones and follows audio instructions for simple actions that correspond with actions in the film.
Each participants find themselves playing the part of the the Yorkshire team in an adventurous and surreal version of the Tour DeFrance. Pedalling their way towards the finishing line the Team encounters the most disparate adversaries and the outcome of this leg of the Tour takes everyone by surprise.
‘Multi-sensory masters Il Pixel Rosso recognized the dynamism of the competition, and with the help of augmented reality technology, have weaved the human and geographical elements of the bike race into a unusual, compelling narrative’ by Natalie Papillion Future of Storytelling