‘There are impersonators or tribute artists of every colour, sex, size, culture, age… What am I missing?’ – Patty Carroll, Living the Life!: The World of Elvis Tribute Artists
Down at the end of Lonely Street – or Smedley Lane, as they call it in North Manchester – choreographer Claire Cunningham and her ensemble of leading disabled performers invite you to join them for a drink at a Cheetham Hill social club as they pull back the curtain on the glittering world of the Elvis tribute artist.
Fresh from a crash course in Elvis-ing and intimate conversations with a range of tribute artists, Thank You Very Much takes to the floor in witty and revealing fashion. The company pull on their rhinestone-studded jumpsuits to ask: are we caught in a trap? Who have we been trying to be all our lives? Has it ever been our choice? And is anyone ever truly incomparable?
Claire Cunningham – Concept & Choreography
Dan Watson – Associate Director
Bethany Wells – Designer
Christopher Copland – Lighting Designer
Matthias Herrmann – Sound Designer & Composer
Shanti Freed – Costume Designer
Luke Pell – Dramaturg
Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, National Theatre of Scotland and Perth Festival in association with tanzhaus nrw and Dance Umbrella. Produced by Manchester International Festival and National Theatre of Scotland.
Photo: Anna Cervinkova
|Season (17 July 2019 - 20 July 2019)|
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