The Walk postponed by pandemic

Artwork for The Walk


Paul Genty

20 Jan 2021

International event won't come to Manchester until end of year

Good Chance Theatre's round-Britain performance piece The Walk has been put back four months due to the pandemic.

The work highlights the stories of refugee children from around the world and will now start at the end of July, ending in Manchester on November 3 – though will form part of the opening ceremony of the Manchester International Festival in early July (see original story here).

The project is a collaboration betwen Good Chance and puppet-makers Handspring Puppet Company, and features a 12ft high puppet of a nine-year-old Syrian refugee girl, "Little Amal".

The puppet is being "walked" almost 5,000 miles across Europe. The puppet will visit the Turkish-Syrian border, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and France to the UK. 

Performances and events will be held wherever the puppet goes and an education programme will run alongside The Walk, adjusted for each location.

Find out more here