The Switchover

The Switchover (21-22 May) is brought to Chorlton Arts Festival (20-29 May) by the Larks, who ‘combine the spectacle of theatre with the agency of play. Our work sees unexpected blends of gaming, interactivity and the theatrical.’ 

This event covers eight Metrolink stations around Chorlton/St Werburgh’s Road.  Charlie has given her boss the wrong envelope, and our task is to find the right envelope and switch them without her boss noticing.  On the way we need to find out what each person knows; they are positioned at different Metrolink stops.

It’s a very simple but effective premise, engaging both adults and children.  The clues aren’t difficult, but it is the interaction with the various actors that really makes this performance.  And the fact that it happens in a very public environment.  And the madness of travelling back and forth along the same stretch of track.

A lovely interactive performance that engages a wide audience.

Charlie, who set the task to find a red envelope and swap it for another in her boss's briefcase

Charlie, who set the task to find a red envelope and swap it for another in her boss’s briefcase

Sale Water Park - we had to go here to find a red envelope

Sale Water Park – we had to go here to find a red envelope

Charlie's friend who taught us stealth techniques

Charlie’s friend who taught us stealth techniques

The man with the colourful tie waiting for us at Barlow Moor Road

The man with the colourful tie waiting for us at Barlow Moor Road

Theatre lover, amateur director, occasional actor, writer.

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