Scale: 4 performers + 1 technician
Min. stage area: 6 metres depth x 6 metres width x 3 metres height
Duration: 70 mins, no interval
Suitability: 12 years upwards
Lighting: A lighting pre-rig is essential prior to get in. Blackout is required
Sound: We use QLab with external soundcard, 4 x 1/4" jack to 4 speakers: venue to provide suitable FOH set up
Min get in time: Around 6hrs depending on venue (more for international venues)
Max get out time: 1hr (2hrs international)
Pack 1: weight: 28K:
size: 180 cm x 35cm x 20cm
Pack 2: weight: 26K + packaging:
size: 143cm x 67cm x 65cm
Pack 3:Total weight 30.5K + packaging
Size: 150cm x 35cm x 75 cm
A list of culturally appropriate props will need to be sourced by the Promoter in the host country e.g. branded toothpaste
Show-related full mask and physical theatre workshops
Including Relaxed Performances (in collaboration with the venue), and marketing support for the d/Deaf Community.
Vamos Theatre's craftily constructed and crowd-pleasing piece...The show brilliantly conveys a sense of how frightening the world seems through Joy's eyes ... the company of four are always fleet and the storytelling is excellent.Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
A genuinely original, beautiful piece of work which deserves to be seen by a wide audience BRIGHTON FRINGE 2014 ARGUS ANGEL WINNERDuncan Hall, The Argus, Brighton
Thank you for this wonderful show - very sensitive, touching, very observant and a lot of funny moments: we are very happy having the company here!Anna Fentrop , Referentin der Festspielleitung (Assistant Festival Director), Recklinghausen Festival
Skilfully handled without being overly sentimental...it's only a pity the company are up in Edinburgh for such a short run.Alan Chadwick, Scottish Daily Mail
An outstanding aspect of Finding Joy is the characters, who despite being behind masks and miming without a single spoken word, come across with incredible intensity.Anna Paseler, Recklinghauser Zeitung, Germany
4 stars ★★★★
What could have been a hard-hitting and emotional response to an evil and devastating disease has been turned into a joyful and resonant piece of theatre that will leave you as speechless as the actors.
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Life-affirming, funny, deeply touching and highly, highly recommended!
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The company are quickly cementing its position as one of, if not the, leading full-mask mime companies in existence. Finding Joy was an incredibly moving and wonderful piece of theatre. Quite simply, a triumph.Dan English, InQuire
5 stars ★★★★★
Finding Joy, now showing at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol, can be summed up in two words: simply beautiful.
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