It would mean some 'zipping around' the country, but I trust Eric's judgement and so, we went.
It was an amazing show (of course) and seemed to be a cross between a play, a circus act, a concert (great band) and downright dangerous, pyrotechnic experiments!
The play starts off with a lady on a spiral staircase, being lowered down out of the sky, telling us what is about to happen (see picture below)
'Doctor's theory is that people get stuck in memories, that all these memories are painful and that, therefore, these old people will be much happier, after the memories are gone.
How wrong can one be? But then again, 'Doc.' himself has some painful memories of his own, which he can't seem to shake off.
The treatment of the 'old people' is clinical, methodical and without empathy.
One extremely funny moment is when the oldies get washed and are hanging on coat hangers which are attached to a cable, which runs at high speed, through a kind of car wash place.
During the play, the old people are beginning to recall some of their more happy moments in their 'past life' and begin to long for the 'World Out There'.
This results in some hilarious attempts to escape from the home called 'Silo 8'
In the end, it becomes obvious that people hold on to good memories and that these make them much happier than having no memories at all.
During a last attempt to escape, the whole place burns down to the ground, but everyone (except Doc.) escapes unhurt through a tunnel which had been dug during an earlier escapade.
'Oldies' going in and coming out of the 'car wash bathroom' (below).
An 'oldie' passes the evil 'memory-delete-chairs' as he tries to escape on his scoot-mobile (right).
More special effects (below).
Escape (from hell) through the tunnel (above).
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