Of All The People In All The World: Wandsworth

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The Mail Centre Takeover Nine Elms
15 – 26 January, 2020 (not 20 & 21)


At short notice Wandsworth Council found they had use of a very large former Royal Mail depot before it was to be demolished for redevelopment. We were given a call to see if we would like to present Of All The People In All The World there. Of course we would! The building was spectacular and its clean polished concrete floor ideal for the show. The location was exciting, in the shadow of the new US embassy, just down the road from historic Vauxhall, in the shadow (at a different time of day) of the iconic Battersea Power Station. This version used 6,700kg of rice, a grain for everyone in the USA and UK combined. We celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing across the Atlantic with a show weaving together US and UK statistics along with plenty of other contemporary themes. We were happy to welcome nearly 4,000 people to the show as well as viewers of London Live and television viewers in Russia! HighlightIn a startling but wonderful contrast to the cool restraint of our show across on the other side of the building we were delighted to be sharing the event with The Actual Reality Arcade

Thank you for helping us understand our world.


We were enchanted. It forces you to reflect.


Performers: Sarah Archdeacon, Gerard Bell, Jake Oldershaw, Craig Stephens, Jack Trow, Laura Wynter, James Yarker
Concept: James Yarker
General Manager: Charlie Pette
Executive Producer: Roisin Caffrey
Commissioned By: Michelle Walker for Wandsworth Borough Council

So simple, so exemplary and original.