Of All The People In All The World: Norwich

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BA Festival of Science
Blackfriars Hall, Norwich
2 – 9 September, 2006

Booked by the Norfolk and Norwich Festival as part of the BA Festival of Science, which had taken over the town, this was a great context for the show. Lots of people turned up to see it and they gave plenty of positive feedback. At the time this was the largest space the UK version had been presented in which gave us the perfect opportunity to bring out some hard hitting big statistics, like the number of people living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. Somehow the size of this number compared with the UK population (well over a third) made it all the more staggering.

Highlight: One of the best venues yet. A designated performance space, right in the centre of town. It was flooded with natural light and the magnificant end wall provided a grand backdrop for the workbench and globe.

Lowlight: Seeing hours of work trashed by patrons of the festival all squeezed into the hall for a drinks reception.


Performers: Jess Mackinnon, Jake Oldershaw, Graeme Rose, Jack Trow
Concept: James Yarker
General Manager: Charlotte Martin
Advisory Producer: Nick Sweeting

We all live in one room, the same room, it happens to be called Earth.

Audience Member

Brilliant, never felt so small!

Audience Member

A really interesting way to present the statistics we usually manage to ignore.


The most emotive and well-executed performance I’ve ever witnessed. I hope I remember it and it stays in my conscious and with my conscience to encourage action.

Audience Member

I have been reincarnated as a piece of rice.

Audience Member

Incredibly easy to rethink a lot after this.

Audience Member

My boss gave everyone 20 minutes off to see this today as she was so impressed. As was I.”

Audience Member