Writer, composer and performer George Lewkowicz presents Superbard: The Flood

This article is from 2013

Writer, composer and performer George Lewkowicz presents Superbard: The Flood

Photo: Richard Jephcote

The multimedia spoken word performance will take place at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013

Superbard, a futuristic storyteller played by writer, composer and performer George Lewkowicz, returns for his fourth consecutive Fringe appearance with this spoken-word show, imagining an apocalyptic future through stories of characters surviving in a world of endless rain. The key appeal of *3Superbard*2 shows is Lewkowicz’s blending of multimedia and performance: this show is billed as the world’s first to feature an interconnected eBook.

‘I've always been fascinated with how we can use technology to enhance the audience experience,’ Lewkowicz explains. ‘The point of the eBook for me was taking an element of the show and allowing it to move past my bow at the end, to have a piece that comes along with you, the audience member, for a while.’ But Lewkowicz is quick to emphasise that you can definitely rock up at the show having done no background reading: ‘If you've read the book some of the characters will be familiar, [but] what really excites me is that the book is going to keep growing, and what the audience gives me during the festival will help me to shape what gets added afterwards.’

Underbelly Cowgate, 0844 545 8252, 1–25 Aug (not 12), 1.10pm, £6–10.

Superbard: The Flood

Tea Fuelled. 'A more mind-bending deconstruction of the concept of the story is difficult to imagine.' ★★★★ (Scotsman). It's raining, everywhere, and it won't stop. Superbard (Radio 2, Radio 4) returns with an apocalyptic tale of obsession, statistics and sing-along choruses. In Edinburgh's first show to be both an…