A Thousand Stories High

Mark Murphy

Manchester

2021

A Mark Murphy Project produced by Pinwheel

About - A Thousand Stories High

A large-scale, city centre based outdoor show combining cinematic production design, pyrotechnic grammar, site-wide projection, massed music, aerial performance and a stellar cast of citizen and professional performers.

A show that tells the story of how a community came together to build a house to hold their dreams. Then when the house was finally built and their dreams were safe inside, this is the story of how, one night, the house suddenly took off and their dreams took flight.

About Mark Murphy

With 30 yrs of professional experience, Mark is an award-winning director, writer, designer and film maker with a demonstrable track record in making work of international standing across a range of setting, scale & discipline. His­ 1st decade was in fine art and contemporary dance, his 2nd in theatre, script writing & film making & his 3rd spent combining all of these elements in the creation of large scale major civic celebrations and global sporting ceremonies.

These have included: The award-winning All England Tennis Club Rematch Wimbledon, the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup Opening Ceremony, Out Of This World National Tour / The V&A London, the Baku 1st European Games Flame Capture Ceremony, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony, the award-winning Dubai Global Skills & Education Forum Opening Ceremony, the award-winning BBC1’s The Preston Passion, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Land Of Giants in Belfast, The Night Shift at Traverse Edinburgh, the award-winning On The Case for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, The Recovery Position for NTS, Julius Caesar for RSC and the Liverpool 2008 & Turku 2011 European Capital Of Culture Opening shows.

About Pinwheel

Pinwheel is a creative producing and consultancy organisation specialising in outdoors arts, major events and festivals. Director Katy Fuller has a career-long commitment to engaging the broadest possible audiences in cultural activity and supporting artists to take-risks and create moments of magic. Prior to setting up Pinwheel, Katy was instrumental to Hull’s journey as UK City of Culture 2017, first as Executive Producer and then taking the helm as Creative Director and CEO of the successor company Absolutely Cultured.

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

To be announced