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WE ARE LIGHTNING! | Strike a Light, Gloucester


  • Gloucester Guildhall 23 Eastgate Street Gloucester, England, GL1 1NS United Kingdom (map)

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.

Earlier Event: May 10
Mayfest 2018