Saturday, 12 January 2008

Liverpool, European Capital of Culture


Liverpool has made a spectacular start to its year as European Capital of Culture. On Friday 11th January around 40,000 people gathered on St George's Plateau for the People's Opening of 2008, which featured a cast of hundreds, including ex-Beatle Ringo Starr alongside up-and-coming Liverpool band The Wombats.

On Saturday, January 12, Liverpool - The Musical will be staged at the new Echo Arena Liverpool, Kings Dock.

Integrating live performance and film in a radical new way and vertically stacking performers seven stories into the air, the show features a once-in-a-lifetime cast including: Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with; No Fakin DJs, Ringo Starr, Echo and The Bunnymen, The Farm, Riuven, The Wombats, Pete Wylie, Dave Stewart and the people of the city.

This live indoor production also includes:

A cast of 700, including 100 school children
Age range of performers from 6 - 78
200 moving lights
Four km of cable
600m of trussing
Event personnel of 120 who have put in 15,000 man hours to create and build the show
Choirs include: Sense of Sound, Formby High Midnight Voices, Sound Central Community Singers, Liverpool Philharmonic Gospel Choir, One Voice Community choir, 1 heart 1, ACCORD community gospel choir, Liverpool Welsh Choral
90 minutes of film, edited from 480 minutes of footage
Running time: 100 minutes.

What I want to know is what you do with 600 metres of truss!

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