For the past few weeks I have been working on the You, Me, Bum Bum Train art department team.
'You Me Bum Bum Train (YMBBT) is a unique immersive theatre experience which has evolved over 7 years into an award winning show. Last year the event won The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2010 and co-produced a show with the Barbican throughout July 2010 in Bethnal Green. The show became the Barbican's fastest ever selling show, achieving high critical acclaim, including becoming the winners of The Evening Standard Theatre Award 2010 for 'Outstanding Newcomer'. A site-specific annual event, this year the Directors intend to create an experience more memorable than ever before in an undisclosed, disused London building, whilst next year YMBBT will feature as the centerpiece of the Barbican‟s contribution to the Cultural Olympiad...'
It is really fun working on the production with a good bunch of energetic and enthusiastic people. Next month's production is shaping up to be a pretty amazing show. If you want to see more about previous shows go to the website
But if you are planning to come and see the show, may I suggest turning up knowing as little as possible about it and then just going with the flow!
Here are some of the reviews it has received:
“This is a carousel of fantasies that made me rejoice in being alive” - The Evening Standard *****
“For those sound in wind, limb and mental health, I cannot recommend this brilliant and unique event too highly. It is hard to imagine an experience that plays with your brain quite as comprehensively as You Me Bum Bum Train”- The Daily Telegraph *****
“Aside from being a jolly good ride, it has a certain philosophical substance”- The New York Times