Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University
Songs and tales from a town on the edge (of the Bay) Performed by The Shangri La Seaside Arcadian Orchestra of Good Cheer (More Music Contemporary Orchestra and Chorus) Musical Director – Pete Moser.
A town tells its tales, of visitors, residents, and the traces they leave behind and responds to the tenth anniversary of the Morecambe Bay tragedy. For 20 years More Music has worked in Morecambe with thousands of people creating new songs and music that make you laugh, cry and ask what it’s all about.
Part gig, part celebration. Frontierland is the show that will bring it all together in spectacular fashion.
There will be a lively, raucous, fun-time band on the street. Horns and drums will play original tunes mixed with popular melodies and ‘Bring Me Sunshine’. Dancers waving massive coloured flags illustrating the landscape of Morecambe Bay will surround the band - the musical circus is coming to town.
Frontierland is produced by nationally acclaimed music organisation, More Music, and co-commissioned by Live at LICA. The show is billed as ‘ Songs and tales from the edge’, it represents the community’s diversity in a mini festival with a grand finale including:
7.30pm PRE SHOW
Started in 1993 this fun and funky band performs over 20 gigs every year across the North West from summer carnivals to winter parades. An open access band it has given many people a first step into music making and is a family band that has had hundreds of members over the last 20 years. This years beautiful flags were made by artist Shane Johnson.
8pm ACT ONE – 20 minute festival sets
Choose a route to see three of the venues.
Hosted by virtuoso jazz clarinettist Matt Robinson and featuring the 40 players of local jazz bands Orbit, Youth Orbit and Off the Rails.
Grooves, tunes and massive arrangements
Songs from the Edge
Artistic Director Pete Moser and the Fronteirland Chorus sing a set of songs from the More Music back catalogue : songs about Human Rights, the birds of Morecambe Bay and the Long Walk. Special Guest vocalist – Seaming To
Listen and dance to the Long Walk Chinese Orchestra and the Hothouse Folk group with stories from Hong Kong performer Eric Ng. Special Guest on the Sheng : Yin Ng
Live and Loud
Hard hitting songs, beat box sounds and guitar rock with Morecambe’s own Ashley Murphy and young people from Stages and Friday Night Project
9.15pm ACT TWO – Nuffield Theatre
Musical Director – Pete Moser
A symphonic arrangement of songs and music from the 4 major performances of THE LONG WALK in Morecambe, Liverpool, Gateshead and Hong Kong. This show was a response to the Morecambe Bay tragedy in 2004 when 23 Chinese migrant labourers lost their lives in the cold of a February night in the Bay. The Long Walk was made in 6 sections : Home : Time to Leave : Secret Journey : Arrival : Work : Quicksand and Tide.
Words by Lemn Sissay, Amanda Quigley, Ashley Murphy and many others.
All the musicians and singers come together to create the Shangri La Seaside Arcadian Orchestra of Good Cheer – representing the diversity of our musical community at More Music.
Web advance: £10 (£8 concessions) £7 young person/student.
Standard: £11.50 (£9.50 concessions) £8.50 young person/student.
Tickets are being sold though LICA. Click on Book to be taken to their website to buy your tickets.
£5 tickets are available for residents of the West End of Morecambe, which includes a seat on a bus from the Hothouse at 7.15pm, returning at 10.30pm. If you would like to purchase these tickets on Saturday, the office will be open from 5.30pm.