Bringing the stories, songs and cheeky humour of Papua New Guinea and Australia to parks and public spaces across Birmingham this August!
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!
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.
Watch our WANTOK film!
If you came along to enjoy WANTOK, or you missed it, our WANTOK film captures all the fun from Summer 2022…