The Diamond Jubilee Project at Nottingham Contemporary

FLying with Nottingham Contemporary Gallery

In collaborative project with Nottingham Contemporary Gallery and their current exhibitions, HandMade Theatre presented an unique version of our interactive performance ‘The Flying Machine‘ at the gallery, as part of their programme of bank holiday events in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.

In a performance open to all ages, The Flying Machine took participants in search of a missing painting from the gallery. Audiences were introduced to Napoleon Bonaparte in 18th Century France, and we also traveled to Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation. The performance featured a multi-disciplinary range of songs, movement, visual effects and textures. With audiences ranging from 18 months to 60 years, we were able to deliver a dynamic and interactive piece, accessible to all.

Artists Involved: Suzy Gunn, Amy Nicholson, Rosie Garton (Peformers)

‘Ben thought it was great, he enjoyed all aspects of the show. As grandparents we enjoyed joining in and being part of the ‘Flying Crew’. The two performers were outstanding and they have such enthusiasm.’
‘Very interactive. Props make it exciting for everyone. Songs worked really well to get everyone involved. More songs would be great! Relevant themes in new which make it educational as well. Excellent for my 6 yr old.’
On Monday I together with my family and Teresa took part in Hand Made Theatre ‘Flying Machine’.
Many thanks that you let me know about it, my son and all children were very happy.’ 
This event also saw the debut of our new WIND CANON and a new HandMade performer Rosie Garton.  Rosie has her own fantastic performance company Zoo Indigo and on this occasion stepped into the role of First Mate superbly, many thanks to you we hope to be flying with you again soon.