The Voyage launched the nationwide London 2012 Festival in the Midlands, celebrating the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Created by Motionhouse in conjunction with Australian physical theatre company Legs On The Wall, and produced by Birmingham Hippodrome, the outdoor physical spectacle included extraordinary film projections by Logela Multimedia, a stunning life-size cruise liner designed by Simon Dormon, beautiful period costumes by Sofie Layton and specially composed musical arrangements by Sophy Smith and Tim Dickinson, performed live by a Gospel choir and brass band from Birmingham’s Town Hall and Conservatoire.
Friday 22 June – Sunday 24 June 2012, Victoria Square, Birmingham, UK
Watch The Voyage in Action
Spectacle is a word that is often over used in theatre but for The Voyage there is no other word. This outside dance theatre performance uses every sense to tell a simple story of love and loss, companionship and adventure… Everyone knew how special and unique this event was and will be eternally grateful that their city was chosen to host it
Will James, Public Review
I was totally blown away by The Voyage; I absolutely loved it. Everything about it was totally brilliant, the choreography, the story, the singing, the specially commissioned accompaniment, the graphics, lighting. The whole package was stunning
Jenny Kent, Audience Member
We were absolutely blown away by the performance… Thanks for a magical experience; I was quite sad that I will never see it again like that
John Seedhouse, Audience Member
…an absolute spectacle that I did not want to end. All in all, I give The Voyage 5/5