Underwater thriller about growing up, told in VR.
Coral reef scientist Meera Clarke is unexpectedly visited by a police investigator who says her father has been charged with the murder of a 13-year-old girl, Ashleigh Richardson, who disappeared back in 1995.
In this unique theatre experience, the public is transported back in time to the disappearance via Virtual Reality equipment. Here, we meet Meera and two of her friends in her bedroom in a small town in Australia.
The story is told during three overnight visits, where the three 11-year-olds are singing Green Day songs at the top of their lungs, talking about the movie Dumb and Dumber and playing Sega Mega Drive.
The friends discuss what happened to Ashleigh and try not to think that she might be dead. She was last seen on a stolen boat on its way out to sea. But who are the suspects? And who was the last person to see Ashleigh?
Meera's father is a police diver and leads the team looking for Ashleigh. With the annual coral spawning just around the corner, it is a race against time.
The performance alternates between live and VR, and in the last live scenes, it is revealed what really happened that summer in 1995.
'Brilliant ... a performance with brain and heart.'
- THE GUARDIAN