The Wall is a contemporary re-imagining of the Pink Floyd rock opus. It is being staged at Tamworth Assembly Rooms in June by Arts Connects and Fired Up Theatre, by kind permission of Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and Mark Fenwick Management.
Using Pink Floyd’s classic music, with a new narrative brought bang up to date by Simon Quinn, The Wall is set on a fictitious housing estate somewhere in the West Midlands and explores contemporary themes including anti-social behaviour unemployment, social deprivation, peer pressure and racism.
The vision for the project is that it will involve people from all ages and communities across Tamworth and will involve groups of people who would not normally work together.
Some groups are already creating art which will form part of The Wall project, including Tamworth’s Young At Art group who are in the process of working with a number of students from schools across the town to create a fantastic arts exhibition to run alongside the production.
Fired Up Theatre and Arts Connects are now calling on people with any kind of talent to get involved with The Wall, either on stage or behind the scenes. Skills which are being sought include acting, mime, storytelling, dance, poetry, rapping, graffiti art, puppetry, music, stage fighting, film, projection, costumes, set design and props.
Anyone who is interested in getting involved or who would like to know more is invited to the launch event at Tamworth Assembly Rooms on Saturday January 28 from 10am to 3pm. There will be a series of workshops in the morning and auditions in the afternoon.
The performance dates for The Wall are June 5,6,7,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.
More information can also be obtained by calling 01827 709581.