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“So there’s a theory that we all have a finite number of heartbeats. We all have a billion heartbeats to live. Humans, cats, dogs, rats - all our hearts beat at different speeds but we all have the same amount. A clock with a billion ticks"
Flight and Hope present the critically acclaimed Vespertilio, filmed in high definition by the award-winning Shoot Media as part of the King’s Head Theatre’s digital on demand season, Plays on Film.
Written by Barry McStay (Our Island) and directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson (A Hundred Words for Snow), this atmospheric tale of loneliness and unlikely connection was a sell-out hit at London’s VAULT Festival and winner of the festival’s ‘Show of the Week’.
Inspired by the incredible true story of the last Greater Mouse-Eared bat living in Britain, Vespertilio explores the tender romance between Alan, a bat enthusiast, and Josh, the charming young runaway he meets in the dark.
Available to watch on demand via our new streaming service, KHTV, from Thursday 15 April 2021.
CAST & CREATIVES
Josh - Joshua Oakes-Rogers
Alan - Benedict Salter
Radio Announcer - Victoria Cook
Patricia Bramwell - Rhiannon Neads
Bob Langley - Toby Manley
George Topping - Mikey Brett
Writer Barry McStay
Director Lucy Jane Atkinson
Set Designer Verity Johnson
Lighting Designer Zia Bergin-Holly
Sound Designer Annie May Fletcher
Producer Jess Duxbury
2019 Artwork Madison Coby