Godzilla – Live on Stage

Just watched Shin Godzilla and I have thoughts. This 2016 monster movie is a slightly weird mix of radioactive urban destruction and… meetings. I’d say the split is about 30/70 (which makes sense when you think about budgets) and, honestly, both elements were equally compelling to me. It’s the first Godzilla film I’ve seen (although I did have plans to see the new one in the cinema) and it’s made me think that I’d really like to do something like this as a stage play. I’ve been doing some tests with shadow puppets at the moment and that could work for the big monster bits. The idea of a bunker, where people try to work out what to do about this incredible catastrophe, with reports coming in of impossible things… well, I’d watch that.