Wonder Fools: Making 549
This performance has taken place in the past
549 is a play with songs, movement and storytelling and is a timely insight into one of Scotland’s almost forgotten conflicts. It is the true story of four local miners who, 80 years ago, travelled from the streets of Prestonpans to the valleys of Spain to fight in the Spanish Civil War.
In this workshop, Wonder Fools will explore how they uncovered the story, created the show and toured the production as well as leading a number of practical exercises that they used to make 549. Expect movement, text and song.
“One of the most vibrant young companies to emerge onto the Scottish theatre scene in recent years.” The Scotsman, 2021
About Wonder Fools
Wonder Fools SCIO (SC047673) are a registered charity and arts organisation. They create contemporary theatre based on a diverse range of current and historical real-life stories. They seek unknown and forgotten stories lost in the evolving social landscape of Britain that they are able to reshape and make theatre from.
They are the creators of the international participatory project Positive Stories for Negative Times in association with the Traverse Theatre, which has engaged over 6500 young people in 16 different countries and commissioned 12 writers including Bryony Kimmings, Chris Thorpe, Sabrina Mahfouz, Douglas Maxwell, the PappyShow and Hannah Lavery.
Other selected work includes: And Then Come The Nightjars by Bea Roberts (Wonder Fools), Lampedusa by Anders Lustagarten (Citizens Theatre in association with Wonder Fools), Meet Jan Black (Ayr Gaiety in association with Wonder Fools); McNeill of Tranent: Fastest Man in the World (Wonder Fools), The Coolidge Effect (Wonder Fools) and WFxS.