THE MARVELLOUS LIFE OF CARLO GATTI
by Cassandra-Elli Yiannacou
COMING SOON IN 2022
A comedy about physics, ice-cream, and feeling alone in the universe.
Carlo Gatti introduced ice cream to Victorian London in ice cream parlours that were filled with pianists and dancers, but this isn’t about him. This is about a physicist in the 1980s, a psychologist in 2017, and a time-travelling piano-playing ghost; about ice cream, quantum gravity, and Elton John.
In their respective apartments, in their respective times, alone, a psychologist and a physicist fear for their sanity - whoever lives above them has been playing Liszt on the piano, nonstop. The only problem is they live on the top floor.
One Christmas takes a turn as a betrayal is revealed. When you’re moving across time, can binding a found family across the ages change your future?
This bleak comedy takes a look at the delicate things that barely hold us and the universe together, the deafening pain of isolation, and the phenomenal power of ice cream.
Development poster: Glenn Saunders
Image: Underground Media for Theatreworks & Wildefang Productions
The Marvellous Life of Carlo Gatti will be presented at TheatreWorks Explosives Factory, co-presented with Wildefang Productions from 3-13 August 2022.
Director, Chris Hosking
Community Engagement Manager and Production Dramaturg, Laura Hartnell
Development Dramaturg, Glenn Saunders
An early draft was presented at Small & Loud #3 in March 2018.
Cast: Emily Joy, Samuel Burton, Sahil Saluja