Thirty years of imaginative experiences where you least expect them.
Outdoor theatre touring UK, Europe and Worldwide.
Whalley Range All Stars is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading street theatre companies, combining visual art with performance to create vivid, imaginative and intelligent productions and installations for outdoor festivals and events.
WRAS was formed in 1982 by Artistic Directors, Edward Taylor and Sue Auty, who had worked together previously in Dogtroep (Amsterdam) and Horse & Bamboo (Lancashire). They set about creating distinctive theatrical events in places least expected; direct, spontaneous contact with a wide variety of audiences, in ways and places which are accessible to everyone; a fresh, funny and fearless approach to street theatre.
Since then, the company has created more than 65 different shows, installations and events, performing to hundreds of thousands of people in 23 countries over 5 continents; in places as varied as the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, a cage in a zoo, a vivarium, a busy Singapore market place, a railway station, a shop window in Melbourne, a derelict cinema, a monsoon festival in Oman, and Wall Street in New York.
Productions regularly receive critical, artistic and popular acclaim for their imagination, technical ingenuity and quality
‘How Things Change – 30 Years of Whalley Range All Stars’ (by Edward Taylor)
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