Street Theatre for the Family
OutThere Festival, Great Yarmouth
Performed in the town centre and Market Place – 29 -31 October 2008
Directed by Andre Pink and Montse Gili
Final Script by Montse Gili
C-ATTACK! told the story of how the city of Great Yarmouth was invaded by sea creatures, who were a metaphor for economic migrants. Issues about xenophobia, racism were explored through a light-hearted and entertaining fable. The final show consisted of outdoor interventions in everyday non-theatrical spaces and a final outdoor promenade/ site-specific spectacular show. We involved around 100 participants from across a vast demographic range within the city, involving local primary school students and members from different community groups. They either performed or helped us making the costumes and set for the show. C-ATTACK! was created through a series of residencies where Dende Collective travelled and lived in Yarmouth during the course of one year. We were able to immerse in the history, geography and issues that concerned the city, bringing them to the fabric of the show.
C-ATTACK! was the only show being produced for the Out!There International Arts Festival locally and it was created especially for the streets of Great Yarmouth with the people of Great Yarmouth, using a professional team of actors and designers working together with members of the community and volunteers.
The project was commissioned by Sea Change Arts, a local arts organisation and was funded by the Arts Council East. We worked with Zap Arts, street theatre specialists to deal with technicalities of an outdoor performance.