A humble beginning
Passenger, the immersive theatre production by Jessica Wilson and Ian Pidd literally takes off from a suburban bus stop in Pyrmont. In this gallery we give you a peak into what the hour-long performance entails (without revealing the climax).
It becomes obvious early you need to hush the chatter and listen to the conversation between a blokey Australian guy and a woman at the back of the bus.
This is no stationary theatre work
As the plot evolves, referencing many pain points of modern living (hello Sydney property prices), the bus hugs the harbour and swings through the heart of the city centre. It’s a charming set.
Was that supposed to happen?
The bus stops at a set of lights near Circular Quay. A hooded man jumps on and hands the driver a small package. Ok, so maybe not all the characters are necessarily on the bus.
It’s not every day you see a cowboy at Barangaroo (at least dressed as a cowboy). And somehow this character gets across town at record speed and re-emerges later.
The conversation gets a little heated. And a cracker plot twist splits open.
It’s him again
How’d he get down here to White Bay?
And now there’s a horse too
The bus is doing donuts at White Bay as this scene unfolds. The bus driver is possibly living his dream.
Will he talk her around?
It’s not looking good for him
Where’s MacGyver when you need him?
Passenger is a free performance running until Sunday 8 March. Tickets are booked-out but you can go on a wait list.
Thanks to everyone who’s jumped aboard. You’ve all been wonderful company.
And finally, an extra big thank you to Busways. This project would not have been possible without the generosity of Busways.