Whalley Range All Stars
United Kingdom

Brain Wave
12 May at 10pm | 13 May at 8.30pm and 10pm | 14 May at 4pm, 8.30pm and 10pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Artistic direction, overall design and conception: Sue Auty, Edward Taylor Performers: Sue Auty, Peter Finegan, Edward Taylor Idea and shed construction: Bryan Tweddle Music composed and played by: Clive Bell Sound design: Matt Wand Supports: Commissioned by Stockton International Riverside and was funded by Arts Council North West. Initial Project development through a commission by Alnwick Gardens Technique: Object theatre For audiences over: M/6 Time: 25 min. Language: Without words

A new show by Whalley Range All Stars!

A theatrical daydream… A glimpse into what goes on inside the head.
Set in a garden shed that opens out to become a giant head full of dreams and longings. It has to be seen to be believed. A giant face, a huge inflatable arm … vivid sound and ever surprising twists and turns. Watch wishful thinking battle it out with mental blocks and twisted logic.

“I am always so pleased with your imagination, pace and execution - you set a high standard”. - Angus MacKechnie, National Theatre Watch this Space

“The Whalley Range All Stars offered Brain Wave, an astonishing garden shed that opens out to become a giant head full of dreams and longings”.

Joyce MacMillan, The Scotsman

If you think you have seen it all, then you must see Whalley Range All Stars. Purveyors of the unexpected, they keep an array of visual parodies up their sleeves. This company creates a fresh perspective through outlandish contrast, bringing larger-than-life elements into everyday contexts. The result is a comic and surprising environment built upon audience curiosity and participation.
The Whalley Range All Stars were formed in 1982 by Edward Taylor and Sue Auty, both of whom had previously worked with Dogtroep of Amsterdam. They have created over 60 different events in a variety of forms: small scale outdoor theatre touring shows large scale outdoor theatre site-specific work gallery exhibitions installations educational residencies super 8 films lectures.
The main emphasis of their work is the combination of performance with visual art techniques. Our work is most commonly seen in outdoor situations and informal public spaces (libraries, foyers, museums, etc.) ensuring that the relationship between the artist and audience is less formal than it would be in a theatre or art centre.
They have toured extensively throughout Great Britain and abroad to Eire, France, Spain, Russia, Germany, Luxembourg, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Czech Republic, Portugal, Austria, Brazil, Canada, USA, Oman, Australia, Taiwan and Singapore.

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