The Apple Cart

Tour | Summer 2014

Sisters Meryl, Beryl and Cheryl are on their way to Buckingham Palace with a cartload of magic apples for the Queen. Except somewhere between St Albans and Biggleswade, they took a wrong turning so now they’re here - with an unruly compendium of three-dimensional games which suggest that beneath their lavender-scented, rose-tinted exteriors, something peculiar is going on… 

Accompanied by a pedal-powered soundtrack of the sisters’ favourite power ballads, The Apple Cart is an anarchically joyful mash-up of contemporary (sub)culture and traditional tales; for families, people who like to laugh and people who'd like things to be a bit different.


Public performances:

Friday 6 & Saturday 7 June: Cathedral Green, Exeter Ignite Festival

Saturday 14 June: High Hurstwood Fete

Saturday 21 June: Newnam Fete

Friday 27 June: Coldred Village Fete

Saturday 28 June: Bredhurst Church Fete

Sunday 29 June: Crawley Folk & Beer Festival

Saturday 5 July: Tonbridge Arts Centre

Saturday 12 July: St Leonards Festival

Friday 18 & Saturday 19 July: Latitude Festival

Friday 15, Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 August: Green Man Festival, Crickhowell

Sunday 14 September: Tooting Foodival, London

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 September: Festival of Thrift, Darlington

Saturday 4 October: Fun Palaces, Ovalhouse, London

For a record of the journey that The Apple Cart went on in 2013, see the Gallery.

The Apple Cart toured on public transport and had pedal-powered sound from a bespoke set-up built for us by Electric Pedals. To learn more about the design process, you can read designer Cécile Trémolières’ account, here.

DEVELOPED BY Al Barclay, Nyisha Bill-Eteson, Christopher Bone, Sarah Calver, Rachel Donovan, Dan Ford, Jon Foster, Benedict Hopper, Tomos James, Susan Momoko Hingley, Shireen Mula, Zoë Nicole, Emma Stirling, Georgina Sowerby, Sophie Steer, Nathan Whitfield, Frank Wurzinger & Eden Vik. PERFORMED BY Dan Ford, Benedict Hopper, Shireen Mula & Sophie Steer, with special appearances by Nathan Whitfield.

DIRECTION Dan Barnard & Rachel Briscoe | DESIGN Chris Gylee & Cécile Trémolières

Developed in residence at the Dartington Space with the support of the Dartington Hall Trust, at Quarterhouse as part of The Shape of Things to Come and at Shoreditch Town Hall. The Apple Cart is supported by Applause and Home Live Art, OVNV Labs, Wandsworth Arts and the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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