WHATSONSTAGE ★★★★★ FRINGE REVIEW★★★★★ TIME OUT ★★★★ SCOTSMAN ★★★★ BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE ★★★★ FEST ★★★★ THREE WEEKS★★★★ BROADWAY BABY ★★★★ EDINBURGH SPOTLIGHT ★★★★
Tom Wainwright's extraordinary solo performance was one of the critical and commercial sell-out hits of Edinburgh Fringe 2010. A Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Bristol co-commission, Pedestrian is currently in the midst of a hugely successful national tour. For more information and tour bookings please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Finely-tuned storytelling. Breathtaking animation. A cinematic fishbowl. An epic journey from a neverending pedestrianised shopping precinct to the gates of heaven and back... pursued by a giant fish. Charting his painful encounters en route with street fundraisers, flash-mobs, the office on their lunch-break, Tesco Metro, a young Palestinian boy, Barack Obama, Jesus Christ and the woman of his dreams, Wainwright has created a perversely comic razor-sharp satire about attempting to suppress ‘The Fear’; about apathy; about wanting to change the world. And doing nothing...
Pedestrian premiered in Underbelly at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010 after early scratch performances at Tobacco Factory Bristol, Camden People's Theatre and Southwark Playhouse, and four sell-out preview performances of a 90-minute version of the show at Bristol Old Vic Studio in February 2010.
Written by Tom Wainwright and made in collaboration with director Amelia Sears (National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Royal Court), Video/Sound Artist Simon Wainwright (imitating the dog), Designer Simon Kenny (Holes) and Dramaturg Sarah Dickinson (Literary Manager of Theatre 503).
“A highly original and challenging piece of theatre.” for full review click here
TIME OUT ★★★★
“Fresh, frank and compelling…an energetic, contained and complete performance marrying deft physical storytelling with a joyful use of well-crafted language.” for full review click here
“Fast-moving, funny and goes for the jugular of modern life.” for full review click here
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE ★★★★
“… (An) extraordinarily slick, well-conceived production… " for full review click here
“A journey through the realities of broken Britain… Cultural relevance abounds… originality, social consciousness, humour and innovation.” for full review click here