Alyson Joyce, an Australian artist, is wearing a feathered headdress and face painted dots around her eyes and cheeks. She has one hand clasping the back of her head, and one pointing towards the sky.

Presented by Open Theatre, this is theatre done differently: outdoors, interactive and accessible to all. A re-imagining of traditional “Sing-Sing” celebrations, WANTOK features bold costumes, music, movement and interactive comedy that educates and entertains. Running for 60 minutes, performances are predominantly non-verbal and compelling to audiences of all ages – from wary teenagers to seasoned culture vultures!

Presented by Open Theatre, this is theatre done differently: outdoors, interactive and accessible to all. A re-imagining of traditional “Sing-Sing” celebrations, WANTOK features riotous costumes, music, movement and interactive comedy that educates and entertains. Running for 60 minutes, performances are predominantly non-verbal and compelling to audiences of all ages – from wary teenagers to seasoned culture vultures!

Alyson Joyce, an Australian artist, is wearing a feathered headdress and face painted dots around her eyes and cheeks. She has one hand clasping the back of her head, and one pointing towards the sky.

With WANTOK, everyone is welcome to come laugh, dance and sing – or just watch on – as the irrepressible energy of the Antipodes comes to summertime Brum. Using traditional playground games and the history and culture of Papua New Guinea and Australia, WANTOK features world-class international performers alongside Birmingham’s Open Theatre actors.

Alyson Joyce, an Australian artist, is standing with her arms crossed in an X in front of her. She has face painted white dots around her eyes and cheeks.

Come and See the Show!

WANTOK is happening in parks & public spaces all over Birmingham. Wherever you are in the city – there’s something happening near you!

Sunday 14 August12pm & 3pmRed Shed at Edgbaston Reservoir
Thursday 18 August2:30pmErdington High Street (outside Oikos Café)
Friday 19 August6pmErdington High Street (outside Oikos Café)
Sunday 21 August11am & 2pmRed Shed at Edgbaston Reservoir
Thursday 25 August12.30pm & 2.30pmBlakesley Hall
Friday 26 August2.30pmWeoley Castle Ruins
Monday 29 August             2pm Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

All the performances are FREE and you don’t need a ticket (except at Weoley Castle), so just turn up and join the fun! Performances are suitable for all ages.

Further access information and a link to book your ticket for Weoley Castle, will be updated here soon!

We’ll also be performing as part of Birmingham Weekender on Saturday 27th August!

 

Come and See the Show!

WANTOK is happening in parks & public spaces all over Birmingham. Wherever you are in the city – there’s something happening near you!

Sunday 14 August12pm & 3pmRed Shed at Edgbaston Reservoir
Friday 19 August6pmErdington High Street (outside Oikos Café)
Sunday 21 August11am & 2pmRed Shed at Edgbaston Reservoir
Thursday 25 August12.30pm & 2.30pmBlakesley Hall
Friday 26 August2.30pmWeoley Castle Ruins

 

All the performances are FREE and you don’t need a ticket (except at Weoley Castle), so just turn up and join the fun! Performances are suitable for all ages.

Further access information and a link to book your ticket for Weoley Castle, will be updated here soon!

Thanks to our Funders

Made possible with Heritage Fund
Logo - Funded by British Council
Birmingham 2022 Festival Commonwealth Games
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Thanks to our Funders

Birmingham 2022 Festival Commonwealth Games
Made possible with Heritage Fund
Logo - funded by Heart of England Community Foundation
Logo - Funded by British Council
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Thanks to our Funders

Birmingham 2022 Festival Commonwealth Games
Made possible with Heritage Fund
Logo - Funded by British Council
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

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