Step into a street theatre world of apothecary, old wives’ remedies, snake oil salesmen, and the ultimate noise-making machine to cure everything with Act II of The Cure, one of our Back to Ours commissions.
The team at Apus Productions have been busy putting the finishing touches to their latest piece of street theatre ready for it’s premier performance at this year’s Freedom Festival. Last week’s workshop, in the heart of West Hull, was a hive of prop painting, mobile set construction, visits from in-house electronics experts to finalise the sound components, costume making and fittings, and final graphic design touches to the game loyalty cards as part of the show, all in preparation for final rehearsals this week. You’ll be able to catch them at one of the local pilot performances as they test things out in front of a live audience for the first time at North Point Shopping Centre, Trinity Market, and St Stephens Neighbourhood Centre, Greatfield.
The Klankaphoneum combines immersive and participatory games with live percussion and interactive portable musical devices. Inspired by field research and recordings collected across Hull earlier this year, the Klankophonists have taken their findings and integrated them within this large musical sculpture and performance.
Power it up, help the Klankophonists, and produce a harmonius cacophony while learning all about the secrets of potions, rituals, beliefs and the power of the mind to overcome problems. How does the sound of thunder make you feel? Have you ever heard the sound of your own heart strings?
Thursday 23 August – Trinity Market.
12-12.30pm, 1.30-2.00pm, 3-3.30pm
Friday 24 August – North Point Shopping Centre
12-12.30pm, 1.30-2:00pm, 3-3.30pm
Saturday 25 August – St Stephens Neighbourhood Centre
11.30am–12.00pm, 1.00-1.30pm, 2.30-3.00pm
Performances as part of Freedom Festival:
Friday 31 August – Queens Gardens, 8.45-9.30pm
Saturday 1 September – Queens Gardens, 2-2.45pm
Saturday 1 September – Zebedees Yard, 4.15-5pm
Saturday 1 September – Queens Gardens, 8:45-9:30pm