While others their age have been collecting their bus passes, the Massachusetts-based Young@Heart Chorus™ have been busy racking up air miles touring their remarkable collaborations with No Theater.
Made up entirely of amateur singers of a certain age (the youngest 73, the eldest approaching 90), the extraordinary Young@Heart made its name by lending vitality and poignancy to the unlikeliest of pop songs. After a series of rave reviews, the 25-strong ensemble returns to the UK with a moving new show created especially for the Festival.
Blending songs by everyone from the Buzzcocks to Bruce Springsteen with theatre and echoes of film noir, End of the Road is a hauntingly beautiful show about age, memory and the power of music.
‘An intense and moving experience’
Sarah Tierney – Manchester Confidential
Director Roy Faudree
Chorus Director Bob Cilman
Musical Direction Ken Maiuri
Set Design Wim Van de Cappelle
Lighting Design Harry Cole
Sound Design Dan Richardson
Costume Design Jill St Coeur
Video Design Jeff Derose
Production Design Roy Faudree & Sheena See
Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Les Ballets C dela B (Ghent), Rotterdamse Schouwburg, St Ann’s Warehouse (New York) and UCLA Live (Los Angeles).
Produced by Manchester International Festival, Young@Heart and No Theater.