National Theatre of Scotland and Manchester International Festival (MIF) in association with Claire Cunningham Projects today announced a return to international touring with pioneering artist Claire Cunningham’s award-winning contemporary dance performance Thank You Very Much, inspired by the glittering world of the tribute artist. This ambitious and powerful meditation on identity and acceptance and the challenges of … More about International Tour Dates for Thank You Very Much Announced
Thank You Very Much has won two awards at this year’s Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS)! Best Ensemble – Vicky Malin, Claire Cunningham, Tanja Erhart and Dan Daw On behalf of the performers of Thank You Very Much – Dan Daw, Tanja Erhart, Vicky Malin and myself Claire Cunningham – I would like to say … More about Thank for Very Much scoops two CATS awards!
It’s been a joyous week bringing Thank You Very Much back home to Glasgow for its Scottish premiere at the Couper Insitute in Cathcart, with some rave reviews to boot! “The astutely clever dots that Cunningham has threaded through this piece join up to cogent, thought-provoking effect – whether it’s Elvis thrusting rock’n’roll into the … More about Rave reviews from Glasgow!
Thank You Very Much premiered at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Manchester on 17 July to standing ovations and some great reviews! “Astonishing…a life-affirming display of community spirit that would make Elvis quiver with pride”★★★★★ The Herald “a thought-provoking and poignant show about identity, performance and disruption”★★★★ The Guardian “What I didn’t expect was for … More about Thank You Very Much, Manchester!
We’re very excited to release the full tour schedule for Spring 2019 tour of The Way You Look (at me) Tonight, kicking off in Germany on 17 & 18 April, taking us to Switzerland, Sweden, the UK and back to Germany again. The full programme for Manchester International Festival is now live and tickets are … More about Spring Tour and Thank You Very Much now on sale!
Click here to listen to The Art of Living: Elvis – a tribute in Dance We join Claire in the studio during the research period for a new work, Thank You Very Much, which draws on Claire’s current fascination with Elvis Tribute Artists. Claire is intrigued by the difference between impersonation and tribute, what … More about Thank You Very Much features in BBC Radio 4 Documentary
The National Theatre of Scotland and Manchester International Festival (MIF) come together for the first time to work with Claire to present Thank You Very Much, which will premiere at MIF in July 2019 before touring to Glasgow later in the year. Forty years after Elvis left the building, the King is back. This … More about New work, Thank You Very Much, announced