I Am Waiting For The Opportunity To Save Someone’s Life (2006)
1 empty shop, 6 weeks in the making, 10 artists, 3 hours to explore.
“Most of all I enjoyed the atmosphere. I really found it transporting, I felt that I was in a different world.” Audience Member
“It was a new and exciting theatre performance. It raises lots of issues about society, about waiting. And it makes you question yourself as well.” Audience Member
Supremely surreal and atmospheric, I am waiting for the opportunity to save someone’s life was created and performed in a shop unit in Birmingham’s classy shopping complex, The Mailbox.
The ten-strong artistic team from seven different disciplines had six weeks to transform the unit, previously owned by a florist, into a walk-through performance.
Pivoting around the theme of waiting, I am waiting lasted 3 hours. Audiences were free to stay for as long as they wanted and roam the eight rooms encountering performers, video projections, soundscapes and familiar rooms with an unfamiliar edge. And yes, we did make our audiences wait; most notably in the reception room of a mysterious company called The Q…