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MAN UP (2018)

A ground-breaking performance about masculinity and mental health. Performed in August 2018 - created with and starring men from Stoke-on-Trent.

Real-life stories, furious dancing and an unforgettable soundtrack as they take to the floor of a Working Men’s Club… cash bar and comfy seats included.

“Man Up is a beautiful gift of a show. Full of fury & fragility, challenging expectations & building resilience. An urgent reminder of the breadth of experience of masculinity.”

YOU ARE HERE (2016)

Performed in the Wedgwood Institue, a former college for science & the arts, You Are Here was an intmate promenade performance. Co-created by 15 people from 15 different countries who had moved, or been moved to Stoke-on-Trent. Supported by a team of professional artists, You Are Here took place in October 2016. Click photo to watch the short film, full performance film available HERE

There is knowing a thing and then there is understanding. Beyond understanding there is a deeper, more profound connection.
Thank you for showing me your stories. I understand now
— AUDIENCE MEMBER

 
 
 

The Voyagers (2015)

Starting with the question "what would you say to your younger self?". Following interviews with people aged 50+ we created The Voyagers, performed by a cast of 42 performers aged 10-75 in an empty Victorian swimming pool. Full length film available on DVD by request.

I felt as though I had been transported into a collection of different places then I realised it was a place I knew, refocused through a collection of lenses. Mesmerising, moving and uplifting. Unforgettable
— AUDIENCE MEMBER

PALACE (2013)

Assembled from stories of homelessness of people in Stoke-on-Trent and set against the imposing backdrop of Bethesda Chapel, a 200 year old partially restored methodist chapel. Performed by a cast of 34 people aged 5-60. Click the photo to watch the short film. Palace was also accompanied by schools outreach programme, you can see the video from this HERE

“My sense of connectedness to the community. The warmth I’ve got from the experiences was truly special and unlike anything I have experienced”
— Participant
 
 
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