Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Studio Accelerando - St. Catharines, ON
V.8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre 
Adapted by two of Ontario's leading physical creators (performer Robert Feetham and director Colin Bruce Anthes), and pushing "epic minimalism" to the very maximum, this explosive virtuoso one-man mime performance of Jules Verne's classic Journey to the Centre of the Earth carves thrilling unforgettable sequences for audiences of all ages!

Robert Feetham

Show Info:
60 Minutes

Physical Theatre


No warnings

Thu July 14 1:00 PM
Fri July 15 8:15 PM
Sun July 17 4:15 PM
Mon July 18 2:45 PM
Wed July 20 9:45 PM
Thu July 21 4:15 PM
Fri July 22 6:15 PM
Sat July 23 11:00 AM
Sun July 24 2:30 PM

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Studio Accelerando—The Rachel Browne Theatre

Creative, family-friendly, and FUN: this is a Journey that everyone should go on! An idea to adapt the Jules Verne classic into a physical theatre piece was well-developed and flawlessly executed. What more could you want at Winnipeg Fringe?

Well, if you’re a budding actor still hung up on his line count, you might also witness a valuable demonstration of “it’s not what you say; it’s what you do”.

There is a rich soundscape, despite being presented in mime. In addition to musical selections and voice-overs by the Director (Colin Bruce Anthes), the performer (Robert Feetham) continually provides his own sound effects, in what might be described as the Foley equivalent of beat-boxing.

A programme quotation that “the human being is richer than the greatest stage effects that exist” tells us in advance where this company is coming from. With no scenery to speak of, Mr. Feetham’s unwavering commitment to creating each and every moment of the story pulls us deep beneath the Earth’s crust, where we share in The Professor’s fears and exhilarations at the fantastical creatures encountered there.

John Chase

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Studio Accelerando—The Rachel Browne Theatre

The physicality of live mime theatre is something that was missing over the streamed content of the past couple virtual Fringes. What a treat to see an incredible one-man show with someone as talented as Robert Feetham. He starts with a short intro going through the process of evolution which is amazing and really lets the audience know we are in for a great performance.

He then takes the audience on a wonderful visual adventure (based on Jules Verne’s book) using just his ability at physical performance, a few self-generated sound effects, and some minimal narration by his Director Colin Bruce Anthes. Fantastic!

Murray Hunter