A 154 Collective and Royal Exchange Theatre co-production
WRESTLING THE WALRUS
Winner of the 2018 Hodgkiss Award
- 28 June 2019 - 6 July 2019
- The Studio
WRESTLING THE WALRUS is a playful and poignant tale of two people who form an unlikely bond over a series of chance encounters.
A young woman spots an elderly man sitting alone on a park bench and decides to share her lunch with him. The next day the same thing happens. As their meetings continue, they share stories from their lives, but the man becomes a little unsettled and – perhaps that first chance encounter was no accident.
A new play about companionship, connections and the millions of tiny memories that make up someone’s history. It is a suitcase full of stories collected over a lifetime, unpacked to reveal the people we are, the people we could be and what happens when we forget to pack the right things.
With two actors and three musicians all performing live onstage, woven together with animation and projected film, expect a captivating feast for the senses.
154 Collective is an international group of theatre makers, visual artists, animators, musicians and writers who come together to tell new stories in innovative and captivating ways.
- Event Information
VENUE: The Studio
PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday 28 June - Saturday 6 July 2019
RUNNING TIME: Approx. 75 minutes with no interval
AGE GUIDANCE: 14+ (occassional use of bad language)
TICKET INFORMATION: Adults £13 / £11 Concessions / £7 Under 26s & Student tickets available on 2, 4, 5 & 6 July at 7.30pm
BOOK TICKETS: Book online or call Box Office 0161 833 9833
CONTENT WARNING: There is a content warning for this show. This may contain spoilers. You can see the warning here.
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- Creative Team
PERFORMERS: Nik Wood-Jones, Leanne Rowley, Emma Davies (Video)
MUSICIANS: James Dey, Hayley Youell & Nick Lewis
DIRECTOR/LEAD ARTIST: Dan Mallaghan
ART DIRECTOR: Fabric Lenny
SET & COSTUME DESIGN: Hannah Sibai
LIGHTING DESIGN: Chris Withers
ANIMATORS: Fabric Lenny, Yvonne Roberts, Benjamin Rabe, Matthew Watkins, Lou Sumray
FILM CONTENT: Fabric Lenny and Yvonne Roberts
PHOTOGRAPHY: Yvonne Roberts
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Matt Sykes-Hooban
CREATIVE PRODUCER: Ben Rothera
- Related Events
POST SHOW DISCUSSION: Tuesday 2 July, after 7.30pm BOOK TICKETS
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