Benedict Nightingale – The Times
You have got to ask yourself, haven’t you, love? Hope – does it have a number?
Transforming the iconic Royal Exchange into a working bingo hall for the occasion, Everybody Loves a Winner tracks a group of twenty players through their night out.
From the doors opening for the early session to the lights going out at the end of another cheerfully wasted evening, it’s all here: the cheap jokes, the unspoken thoughts, the empty handbags and the sheer disbelief…
There’ll be plenty of laughs, several broken dreams, a spot of dancing – and the chance to play for the top cash prize of the evening. So, ladies and gentlemen, ask yourself – are you feeling lucky? Are you?
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and the Royal Exchange Theatre
Writer and Director Neil Bartlett
Music Simon Deacon
Movement Struan Leslie
Designer Miriam Büther
Lighting Designer Chris Davey
Sound Designer Steve Brown
Frank’eh (The Caller) Ian Puleston-Davies
Manageress Sally Lindsay
Joe Warren Sollars
Joy Amanda Henderson
Debbie Emily Alexander
The Chorus of Bingo Players: