Rainbirds & Drumbeats
For East Midlands Caribbean Carnival Arts Network. This production, at Nottingham Playhouse, was for the 2013 EMCCAN Carnival Queen contest. I directed a part-community/part professional show that culminated in the competition. After a few weekends of workshops, putting some ideas together, we rehearsed for just five days to present a one-hour show plus the contest. I was greatly helped by an excellent creative team, a highly supportive production team and, most of all, a group of participants who threw themselves into a highly ambitious project from the first day through to their rather thrilling performance. Looking forward to next year!
Felix Cross: Director
Lighting Design: Steve Barnett
Alison Denholm: Production Manager
Richard Renwick: Producer, Chairman Nottingham Carnival
Diane Morgan: Creative Producer, Nitro
Donna Fox: Assistant Producer
All the participants from the Hyson Green Youth Centre and Beyond...
Alexander D Great
Ebony Steel Band
Photo: Simon Dewey