You are invited to the final requiem for the last music joint left in town. Acclaimed Australian artist Joseph O’Farrell (JOF) and Sam Halmarack combine theatre with the fist-pumping euphoria and power ballads of a stadium gig, in WE ARE LIGHTNING!, a darkly comical work that reflects on the importance of communal spaces where people can come together and express themselves.
Gloucester Guildhall is transformed into a music venue on the brink of closure. A teen band, a community choir and ageing rockers join JOF’s drums and Sam’s guitar to mark and protest its demise, leading audiences through a strange ceremony and heartfelt celebration of how music shapes the lives of the people who play it.
Produced by MAYK, and part of a programme of international participatory touring work
supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Supported by Arts House Melbourne and Creative Victoria. Supported by Gloucester City Council and Gloucester Guildhall.