Town Choir – Theatre Replacement
A choral performance like no other.
In a fixed location, writers type out observations of the world unfolding around them. In that same moment, a town choir receives these observations via a large screen and sings them out to the public. Drawing on patterns of relaying information that mirror Twitter or Facebook, Town Choir treats everyday considerations as news. Intimate and minute details are transmitted through the ether, and then filtered through the live body in an epic choral declaration.
Featuring a local community choir and written in real-time by writers from across the UK. The UK premiere of Town Choir is at Mayfest in Bristol on 19–20 May. Following performances in Weston-super-Mare, Town Choir will tour to Derby and Folkestone.
See Town Choir in Weston-super-Mare on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May, 2pm at the fabulous Weston Museum and it’s FREE to get in!
“Some of Canada’s best experimental theatre-makers” The Georgia Straight
Theatre Replacement is an ongoing collaboration between James Long and Maiko Yamamoto. Whether working together or apart, they use extended processes to create performances from intentionally simple beginnings. Their work is about a genuine attempt to coexist. Conversations, interviews and arguments collide with Yamamoto and Long’s aesthetics, resulting in theatrical experiences that are authentic, immediate and hopeful.
Produced by MAYK and Theatre Orchard. Town Choir is supported using public funding by Arts Council England through its Strategic Touring Fund. Theatre Replacement acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.