Pink Floyd Fans Back The Wall
- Created on Tuesday, 01 May 2012 12:30
Brain Damage, the official Pink Floyd fan site sanctioned by the band, is lending its support to Tamworth’s production of The Wall, a contemporary re-imagining of the Pink Floyd rock opus. It is being staged at Tamworth Assembly Rooms on June 6, 7 and 8 by Arts Connects and Fired Up Theatre, by kind permission of Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and Mark Fenwick Management.
To see what Brain Damage had to say, log on and go to www.brain-damage.co.uk/latest/community-performance-of-the-wall-coming-in-june.html
Securing permission to stage The Wall is a huge coup for Tamworth, as creator Roger Waters only sanctions a handful of productions for youth theatres, schools and community groups.
The Tamworth production came about after Fired Up Theatre’s Simon Quinn obtained permission before signing up to Tamworth’s ArtSwitch artist network.
He said: “What prompted me to offer it to Tamworth was the fact that I recognised how proactive the Arts Development team was in trying to develop new work, new initiatives and Arts Connect.”
Using Pink Floyd’s classic music, with a new narrative brought up to date by Simon, The Wall is set on a fictitious housing estate somewhere in the West Midlands and explores contemporary themes including anti-social behaviour, poverty, unemployment, social deprivation, peer pressure and racism.
The project is already bringing together and involving people from all ages and communities across Tamworth, including groups of people who would not normally work together.
People from all across Tamworth with skills including acting, mime, storytelling, dance, poetry, rapping, graffiti art, puppetry, music, stage fighting, film, projection, costumes, set design and props are already hard at work putting the production together.
They will be joined by top professional Pink Floyd tribute band Floydian Slip who will be performing throughout the production.
Tickets for The Wall are available from the Tourist Information Centre in Corporation Street or by calling the box office on 01827 709618.
A short video explaining more about The Wall project can be viewed on Tamworth Borough Council’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YPtPGKcxLU
The performance dates for The Wall are June 6, 7 and 8. The project is being funded and supported by Fired Up Theatre, Arts Connects, Staffordshire Community Wellbeing Fund, Tamworth Arts Grants Scheme, Tamworth Community Safety Partnership, Staffordshire Local Community Fund and Staffordshire County Council’s Arts Grants Scheme.