End of the Road
10-18 July 2009
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
World premiere 11 July 2009
11-17 October 2013 at the Nationaltheatret, Oslo, Norway
23-26 May 2012 at the Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore
4-9 July 2011 at the Poznań Congress Center, Poznań, Poland
21 April – 3 May 2010 at St Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY, USA
23-25 September 2009 at Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
8-20 September 2009 at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
From Massachusetts came the remarkable Young@Heart Chorus, a choir of elderly singers performing popular hits from the last five decades, to premiere End of the Road, the final part of their ‘Road’ trilogy created in collaboration with No Theater. The singers’ capacity to transfigure familiar tunes made the ordinary extraordinary and left audiences misty-eyed, simultaneously melancholy and uplifted.
‘Young@Heart are collectively emblematic of our humanity and mortality, a maverick spirit cackling and capering in the face of convention’ The Times
Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Les Ballets C de la B (Ghent), Rotterdamse Schouwburg, St Ann’s Warehouse (New York) and UCLA Live (Los Angeles). Produced by Manchester International Festival, Young@Heart and No Theater.