After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Ted goes on the trip of a lifetime… and so does his pet fish.
Humorous, heart-warming and uplifting, CELL features charming puppetry, physical theatre and an original musical score to tell the story of one man’s final adventure.
Nominated for a Peter Brook Awards 2014, CELL is the outcome of a new collaboration between two of the most exciting young companies in the UK.
The production was initially created as a collaboration between Smoking Apples and Little Cauliflower. In 2015, Dogfish Theatre replaced Little Cauliflower as a producing partner.
“CELL is as perfect a piece of theatre as one is likely to see” – ***** The New Current
Supported by Arts Council England.
“Expertly reveals how minimalism can create big pictures in our imaginations” ✮✮✮✮ – The Stage
“A visual triumph” ✮✮✮✮ – The List
“Inventive and beautifully done” ✮✮✮✮ – Three Weeks
“Technically accomplished and emotionally moving” – Total Theatre
“As perfect a piece of theatre as one is likely to see” ✮✮✮✮✮ – The New Current
“Sensitively produced and beautifully realised” ✮✮✮✮✮ – Edinburgh Guide
“[an] inspiring production” ✮✮✮✮✮ – Fringe Guru
“CELL could be this years stand out show” ✮✮✮✮✮ – TV Bomb
“Fully harnesses the values of theatre and its power to reach audiences”– A Younger Theatre
“A graceful and poignant look at how to live life fully and richly in the face of a seemingly insurmountable obstacle” – ✮✮✮✮ Everything Theatre
“Gentle, calm but ultimately awe inspiring” – ✮✮✮✮ The Public Reviews
“A fabulous example of puppetry done right” – Animations Online
“CELL is extraordinarily simple and that makes it very beautiful, the whole thing [is] delightful” – British Theatre Guide
“Tackles the disease with a warm sensitivity” ✮✮✮✮ – Theatre Fullstop
“A story with real warmth and emotional impact.” ✮✮✮✮ – Broadway Baby
“Brilliant and ingenious” – North West End