On the Outskirts of a Large Event

Northern Tour, January – March 2018

Director/Designer: Malaika Cunningham

Writer: Joseph Houlders

Producer: Amy Fisher

Sound Designer: Lee Affen

Lighting/Video Designer: Will Monks

Production Manager: Huw Williams

Set Builder: Dan Turner

Performers: Rose Gray and Nicky Blackwell

 

Toured to Sheffield Theatres, York Theatre Royal, HOME Manchester and Lancaster Arts

 

Supported by Arts Council England

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.

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.

Director/Designer
Malaika Cunningham

Writer
Joseph Houlders

Producer
Amy Fisher

Sound Designer
Lee Affen

Lighting/Video Designer
Will Monks

Production Manager
Huw Williams

Set Builder
Dan Turner

Performers
Rose Gray and Nicky Blackwell

 

Toured to Sheffield Theatres, York Theatre Royal, HOME Manchester and Lancaster Arts

Supported by Arts Council England

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&Stalls, 22nd February 2018, HOME Manchester

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.

Daniel Shipman, Upstaged Manchester, 22nd February 2018

Director Malaika Cunningham skilfully develops an eerie sense of things being not quite right.

Manchester Theatre Awards, 24th February 2018, HOME Manchester

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

Andrea Allen, Reviews Hub, 22nd February 2018, HOME Manchester