Weston-super-Mare Museum to host Town Choir performance

PUBLISHED: 20:00 22 May 2018

Town Choir. Picture: Emily Cooper

Town Choir. Picture: Emily Cooper

Emily Cooper

Weston-super-Mare Museum will host a free unscripted show performed by a Canadian theatre company this weekend.

MAYK and Theatre Orchard will take Town Choir to the museum in Burlington Street on Saturday and Sunday.

The show, created by Theatre Replacement, sees performers decide content in real-time based on live-streamed writing.

A group of four writers – made up of people including schoolchildren and senior citizens – will type out observations of the world around them and beam these to a big screen which second year students at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School will sing.

The students, known as Take That Thou Theatre, will use the lyrics to create an innovative performance.

Theatre Orchard director Fiona Matthews said: “This is a choir like you’ve never seen before, telling today’s news in an extraordinary way and with a unique voice.

“Theatre Orchard is delighted to be collaborating with MAYK and the newly-opened Weston Museum to bring this free community event to Weston and to showcase what promises to be a feast for the ears and eyes alike.”

Matthew Hardy, visitor services manager at the museum, added: “We cannot wait to welcome Town Choir to Weston Museum.

“As a community hub for Weston, we always welcome new and innovative ways to engage with our audience.

“This project will make perfect use of the newly refurbished museum and highlight the potential of the building for future events.”

Town Choir has been taken to the UK by MAYK as part of a programme of international touring work supported by Arts Council England.

MAYK co-director Matthew Austin said: “This incredible, visionary company from Vancouver, Canada, makes accessible, thrilling performance which involves local participants in a really interesting way.

“Following on from the recent production Contact Gonzo, this is the second time we have worked with our excellent partners at Theatre Orchard and we hope it is the beginning of many future successful collaborations.”

Both shows start at 2pm.

More from Weston Mercury

The English National Ballet will bring its Swan Lake performance to the West Country – and the Mercury is giving readers a chance to win tickets to see the show.

Read more

An East Brent play park will receive a five-figure upgrade to improve facilities for children in the village.

Read more

The collected 30 something’s were partying like it was 2002 at Bristol’s SWX on Friday as post punk rockers A returned to Bristol to play the whole of their seminal album Hi-Fi Serious.

Read more
11:05

More than £200,000 has been spent by North Somerset Council on redundancy payments in 18 months.

Read more

The plan to join up a walking and cycling route from Brean to Clevedon has moved a step closer.

Read more

Venture into the wizarding world with the latest remake of one of J K Rowling’s books.

Read more
07:56

A woman who has vowed to complete 40 outdoor swims in her 40th year is just three challenges away from hitting her target.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 17:37

Homemade crafts and items were sold in aid of one of Weston’s best-loved sites.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

A determined Weston woman has completed a gruelling seven-month swimming challenge to raise money for Weston Hospicecare in memory of her partner’s mum.

Read more
Weston Hospicecare Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 16:00

The fun and fervour of this year’s carnival may only just have begun to die down, but 50 years ago attention focussed on bringing the event back to Weston’s streets.

Read more

Most Read Entertainment

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 4°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists