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Netflix’s THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE Announces Ticket Details For Exhibition and Workshops at BFI Southbank


24 July 2019

RETURN TO THRA!

NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE ANNOUNCES TICKET DETAILS FOR ITS DEDICATED EXHIBITION AND WORKSHOPS AT BFI SOUTHBANK, LONDON

NETFLIX Original Series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Jim Henson’s beloved 1982 movie with a brand new, epic adventure series, set before the events of the iconic movie.

Alongside a selection of workshops and screenings, this immersive exhibition, running from 23rd August to 6th September at BFI Southbank, showcases puppets and props amongst the stunning sets. This experience brings to life the craft behind the production- transporting you into, and behind the scenes of, the world of Thra.

 

 

Advance tickets to the exhibition at BFI Southbank, plus the opportunity to attend a special dedicated events and workshops, are available for free from Eventbrite using the following links:

August DatesSeptember Dates

Special Events

26 August - EXTRA DATE ADDED - Screening and Q&A with legendary puppeteer Louise Gold 

29 Aug - The Crystal Calls screening

30 Aug - The Crystal Calls screening

5 Sept - SFX EXCLUSIVE - An Evening with Brian Froud

6 Sept - SOLD OUT (Empire) Masters of Puppets

 

 

Verdant Brewing Co.
One of our recreated sets on show, ‘Stone-in-the-Wood’, centres around the Brew Trough, where gelfling meet to enjoy Stone-in-the-Wood Brew. We’ve worked with one of the UK’s best regarded and award-winning Craft Breweries Verdant who have brewed a delicious pale ale especially for the exhibition. Select fans that attend will be able to get hold of a can of this very limited one-off brew (details to be announced on the Dark Crystal social channels soon).

About The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will launch globally on Netflix on 30th August, 2019.

Logline: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

Launch date: Friday, August 30, 2019

Director: Louis Leterrier

Executive Producers: Lisa Henson, Louis Leterrier, Halle Stanford

Co-Executive Producers: Jeffrey Addiss & Will Matthews, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Blanca Lista

Producer: Ritamarie Peruggi

Line Producer: Tim Wellspring

Associate Producer: Cameron Richardson

Co-Producer: Vivian Lee

Produced By: The Jim Henson Company

Format: 10 Episodes x 1 Hour

Announced voice cast are noted below, linked with images of the characters they’ll voice:

The Gelfling:

Taron Egerton (Kingsman) as Rian

Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Brea

Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) as Deet 

Caitriona Balfe (Outlander) as Tavra 

Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech) as All-Maudra

Harris Dickinson (forthcoming Maleficent 2) as Gurjin

Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) as Onica

Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen) as Cadia

Theo James (The Divergent Series) as Rek’yr 

Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Librarian

Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery) as Kylan

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox) as Seladon 

Mark Strong (Kingsman) as Ordon 

Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider) as Mira

Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) as Maudra Fara

Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and The Wasp) as Naia

The Skeksis & Mystics:

Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy) as The Gourmand 

Mark Hamill (Child’s Play, Star Wars) as The Scientist

Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones) as The Hunter

Jason Isaacs (The OA) as The Emperor 

Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4) as The Ritual Master 

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective) as The Archer 

Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible) as The Chamberlain 

Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine) as The Heretic 

Benedict Wong (Avengers: Endgame) as The General 

Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) as The Collector 

Aughra will be voiced by:

Aughra - Donna Kimball (The Happytime Murders)

The Myth-Speaker will be voiced by:

The Myth-Speaker - Sigourney Weaver (No image, voice character only)

Baffi, a Fizzgig will be voiced by:

Baffi - Dave Goelz (The Dark Crystal) 

Additional characters will also be voiced by their puppeteers from the production, including:

Alice Dinnean as The Ornamentalist 

Louise Gold as Maudra Argot 

Neil Sterenberg as The Scroll-Keeper

Victor Yerrid as Hup

Character images can be found here

About The Dark Crystal
The world of The Dark Crystal began with Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 movie, which he co-directed with Frank Oz. Jim Henson had been, until that time, known primarily as the genius behind the Muppets, and this fantasy adventure feature, the first to have an all-puppet cast, marked a turn to more realistic characters and creatures.

From inception to release, The Dark Crystal was seven years in the making and has since gone on to become a cult classic around the world. Visually conceived by Creature and Costume Designer Brian Froud, Thra, the setting for this epic story, is teeming with characters brought to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, including Gelfling heroes, villainous Skeksis, wise Mystics, and a host of original creatures. Jim Henson’s unique vision was – in his own words - the hardest thing he ever worked on, describing it as “a work of art” and “the one that I’m most proud of.”

The visually stunning movie launched a huge range of publishing and collectible merchandise. Two series of graphic novels and a series of young adult novels combined to expand the Dark Crystal world, introducing origin stories, sequel storylines, and a broad canvas to tell a prequel story of the matriarchal Gelfling culture in a time when the world of Thra was younger and more vibrant. A new generation will soon be able to experience the wonder of this world, when The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance comes to Netflix globally.

The Dark Crystal, a truly classic movie, introduced a rich, vibrant, hand-crafted world, on which The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will only expand, continuing Jim Henson’s innovative and creative legacy. Audiences will once again be thrilled to explore the world of Thra in this epic fantasy that everyone will be talking about.

About Netflix
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 151 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without adverts or commitments.

About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognised worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world-famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include Dot. (Universal Kids /Hulu), Word Party (Netflix), and Doozers (Hulu/ Sprout), and the Emmy®-nominated Splash and Bubbles (PBS), Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), Sid the Science Kid (PBS), Dinosaur Train (PBS), and Pajanimals (Universal Kids). Television productions include Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller and the sci-fi cult series Farscape. Features include Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star and Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, and Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow. The Company is currently in production on the upcoming Netflix original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix).

With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and post production facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand recently premiered The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell (Netflix) and is currently touring Puppet-Up! – Uncensored, a live puppet improvisational show. Its feature The Happytime Murders, starring Melissa McCarthy, was released last summer.

EXHIBITION FAQs (also available on Eventbrite)

How do I find the exhibition?

The Exhibition is at the BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XT.

The Exhibition entrance is located in the Foyer, access to this space is via the Theatre Avenue entrance.

BFI staff will be on hand at all times should you need assistance locating the exhibition.

Is the exhibition accessible to all?

Yes, please find access information for the BFI Southbank here.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no age restriction on exhibition entry but parents should be aware that some characters may be a little scary for younger visitors!

Children must be supervised at all times.

Will I be able to access the exhibition without a ticket?

You will only be able to access the full exhibition during opening hours (11am - 7pm).

Though some tickets may be available on the day we would advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Will you be hosting any special events?

Yes, we will be screening the ‘making of’ documentary on select days during the exhibition. Separate tickets will be required to attend these screenings.

In addition we will be hosting some events with our partners SFX and Empire, please check their websites for more information.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

By car

Parking is available under the National Theatre (offer Upper Ground), under the Hayward Gallery or in front of the Shell Centre.

Please note that the both the Congestion Charge and ULEZ charge apply.

By train or tube

The nearest stations are Waterloo (South Bank exit), Embankment and Charing Cross (cross Hungerford Bridge to reach the South Bank).

By bus

Routes 1, 4*, 26, 68, 76, 77, 139*, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 211, 243*, 341, 381, 507*, 521*.

*There is limited service on these routes. Please visit tfl.gov.uk for up-to-date information.

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