On the Outskirts of a Large Event- Northern Tour Spring 2018

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An iceberg arrives at a tropical island.

The inhabitants search for someone to blame for the unlikely visitor; this is a place where scapegoating is a reflex.

On the Outskirts of a Large Event mixes cinematic projection, surround sound and spoken word to form a piece of theatre as strange and bright as a lump of ice.

Lancaster Arts 13 Feb 

Lancasterarts.org /// 01524 594151

York Theatre Royal 20 Feb

yorktheatreroyal.co.uk /// 01904 623568

HOME MCR 21-24 Feb 

homemcr.org /// 0161 200 1500

Sheffield Theatres 14-15 March 

sheffieldtheatres.co.uk /// 0114 249 6000


Joe W’s pacey, purposeful script is deliberately lean but finds room for passages of rich imagery and bursts of absurd humour…Nicola Blackwell and Rose Gray steer us expertly through the show’s shifting sands – seamlessly managing the many and sudden changes in mood, perspective and dynamics.- Circle and stalls


Captivating visuals and a sparse set appear to mimic the hallucinogenic wanderings of a damaged, unconscious mind….visuals and staging are without fault- Reviews hub


Director Malaika Cunningham skilfully develops an eerie sense of things being not quite right..- Manchester Theatre Awards


My personal highlight of the piece was the projections, provided by Will Monks. Cast on to five tall pieces of translucent material which were suspended from the ceiling, these complemented the action perfectly and provided a gorgeous backdrop which I could have stared at for hours. The set, featuring a large circle of grey sand, was another of the play’s strong suits.- Upstaged Manchester