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WILDWORKS  

Nationality:    English
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WildWorks is an internationally renowned theatre company, pushing boundaries of participative and professional practice with a reputation for working on large scale public projects. As an artist-led company based in Cornwall, we balance high production values with a distinctive commitment to community engagement. WildWorks shows happen in found landscapes rather than formal theatre spaces. They reflect and embrace the host communities from which they draw their meaning. The team, led by Artistic Director Bill Mitchell, draws great strength from its Cornish roots whilst also having a firm presence in the London cultural landscape. The wider company is made up of professional artists from cultures with different performance traditions as well as volunteer participants from local communities.

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Babel         Beautiful Journey         Enchanted Palace         Passion, The         Souterrain



WILDWORKS
Babel

Synopsis:
In a year when the worlds eyes are on London, a forgotten tower steeped in history calls to be rediscovered. The people are gathering and a timeless story continues. BABEL is an immersive theatrical experience of truly epic proportions created especially for Caledonian Park. This spectacular outdoor production, with a cast of 300, combines storytelling, live music, massed choirs and state-of-the-art visual effects to celebrate what it means to be part of a truly global community, and the world city that is London. BABEL is brought to life through a unique creative partnership between WildWorks, renowned for its large scale spectacular productions, and the multi-award winning Battersea Arts Centre, one of Londons most inventive theatres, along with the Lyric Hammersmith, Theatre Royal Stratford East and the Young Vic. The roots of BABEL go far back, beyond memory, to one of our first stories  in the beginning the people was one. These people felt compelled to gather, to create something extraordinary together, and so they built a city and the Tower. Over time both were abandoned, the people fled to the far corners of the earth and the first tribes were formed. In 2012 the people are gathering again. The lost Tower has been rediscovered and its voice heard for the first time in living memory. The Tower is calling out to people from all over London, from across the country and around the world. The people feel compelled to come here, to this last lost iconic site and the Tower that stands in its midst. Once again, the people is one. Our languages, our backgrounds, our cultures are different, but together we have been drawn to this place. Today is the day. BABEL is a fable about the things that matter. The things that bind us together and keep us apart. Its about the incredible things we can do together, the power of memory and our common humanity. From 8th May BABEL is reborn as a story for 2012 in one of the last lost iconic sites in London, Caledonian Park in Islington. In a forgotten place, rich in histories, the people are gathering.

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1st Produced:
Caledonian Park, London    08 May 2012

Company:
WildWorks and Battersea Arts with Lyric Hammersmith, Theatre Royal Stratford East and the Young Vic

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Genre:
spectacle

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WILDWORKS
Beautiful Journey

Synopsis:
The show will be performed outdoors, at Devonport South Dockyard - Plymouth, and will be a spectacular event combining professional actors and musicians from around the world with local artists and, at the heart of it all a stunning choir singing the soundtrack to the show. The songs are a mixture of gospel, sacred harp and original works that have been chosen to help tell the story.

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Culture 10

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WILDWORKS
Enchanted Palace

Synopsis:
installations by Vivienne Westwood, William Tempest, Stephen Jones, Boudicca, Aminaka Wilmond, Echo Morgan

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1st Produced:
Kensington palace, London    25 Mar 2010

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Passion, The

Synopsis:
Easter. Port Talbot is in a battle for its life. Authoritarian forces have taken over the town and plan to change it forever. The atmosphere is explosive. Resistance is inevitable. How far will each side go? Into this comes a man who needs to listen. The stories he hears and the community he witnesses make him the most dangerous element of all. Love. Betrayal. Sacrifice. Passion. In a spectacular finale to its triumphant launch year, National Theatre Wales joins forces with WildWorks and brings Michael Sheen home to star in a one-off ground-breaking theatre event which places the Port Talbot community at its very heart.

Notes:
written by Owen Sheers

1st Produced:
Port Talbot, Wales    22 Apr 2011

Company:
National Theatre of Wales and Wildworks

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WILDWORKS
Souterrain

Synopsis:
the warrior poet Orpheus comes home after seven years of war only to have his beloved Eurydice die that day. Souterrain is the heartbreaking story of a hero who refuses to let death separate him from his love. The audience will journey through a living set - buildings, gardens, and spaces transformed into a mysterious twilight world of strange creatures and amazing sights and sounds.

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1st Produced:
Brighton Festival    06 May 2006

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Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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