Sea Odyssey – Giant Spectacular

I have to share with you my adventures from today. Some of you may have seen on Twitter or on the news about the ‘Sea Odyssey – Giant Spectacular’ the worlds greatest street theatre, that has been in Liverpool for the past 3 days. Here is the story of what it is all about…

“For the unsinkable Titanic, her first voyage was also to be her last.

But let’s move right away to the story of one stowaway: loaded on board during the night, unnoticed – a thirty foot tall Giant capable of travelling through time, on his way to another continent to meet his daughter, the Little Giant.

Giants don’t grow old, don’t grow up, they just stay the age they are for eternity – that is, if they don’t die. Disaster struck in the Atlantic Ocean; everyone knows the details of the accident. The ocean liner was the pride of Liverpool, and many different Liverpudlian tradesmen were recruited, mainly to maintain the ship and to look after the passengers.

But let’s return to our gigantic passenger trapped in one of the holds. He feels the full force of the iceberg’s blade. The sea rushes into the ship so fiercely that he is unable to move.

He is a prisoner and plummets 12,000 feet with the Titanic. We believe that, knowing he would soon die, he took his last underwater lift ride before coming to rest in a cloud of dust on the ocean bed.

Above, petrified with fear, survivors hoped for miracles – some were rescued, that too is known.

When the Little Giant heard the news, she sought out her uncle, the Great Giant’s brother. While listening to her, the uncle made a decision that was to take him a century to carry out.

First, he would make himself a diving suit. Then he would scour the ocean floor for the shipwreck. After that, he would bury his brother in the deep-sea bed. Most importantly, he would come back with the letter the Great Giant had written to the Little Giant Girl. This is why he walked for many long years across the ocean floor, pulling the Titanic’s mail trunk to bring back the post to Liverpool.”

So today we spent the day following the giants around the city, before seeing them head off to sea together. Their story started on Friday and progressed through the weekend till they were reunited last night.

The little girl giant

The little girl giant on her boat

The uncle operated by his team of strong men and women

The titanic mail trunk out of which came thousands of letters

Written in secret by over 600 people of Liverpool, aged 6 – 80, imagining they were on the ill fated Titanic. 100 letters were chosen and duplicated and handed out during the finale today.

Xolo the dog

On the boat as they head out to sea together

I cannot even describe how exciting and amazing it was to watch. The way it had been choreographed and put together was literally spectacular!

If Royal De Luxe are doing a production near you, I urge you to go and see it, you really won’t be disappointed!

Sarah x


One thought on “Sea Odyssey – Giant Spectacular

  1. I watched a snippet of this on our local news (only about 40 seconds worth:() and it looked amazing, I would have loved to live in Liverpool to see this, they should do this in every major town and city this year!

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