Big Sale

Year of Production


An irreverent tour of advertising, breaking news, political campaigns and cheap entertainment, Big Sale is a blitz on the media where seven performers struggle to separate fact from fiction.

Set to a score by David Coulter (The Pogues), and played out on a junk-yard playground stage set, Big Sale sees the cast of characters mutate at will – from political prisoners to TV Hosts, from market traders to sex workers.

Running time: 75 minutes

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“this show offers a restless rollercoaster ride through a society that’s lost its soul”
“the company approach their theme with an apocalyptic energy that’s by turns funny and alarming and intoxicating... I have rarely laughed so much.”
Independent on Sunday
“Bouncing on and off a scaffolding set, the pert and perky performers whip up a blackly humorous satire”
“The parallels that Silvestrini draws are so witty and persuasive… that the 70 minutes of dance, film and text gel into a refreshingly funny and thought-provoking piece of theatre”
Sunday Telegraph

Production Credits

Conceived and Directed by
Devised and performed by
Music composed by
Design by
Lighting design by
AV and film by
Assistant Director
Sound engineer
Photos by
Commissioned by
With additional support from

Tour History

The Riverfront, Newport

29 March 2007

LIPA, Liverpool

20 March 2007

Northern Stage, Newcastle

13 & 14 March 2007

Artsdepot, London

8 March 2007

Laban, London

6 March 2007

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

20 February 2007

The Showroom, University of Chichester, Chichester

12 February 2007

Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London

10 February 2007 part of Duckie (extract)

Lyceum, Sheffield

6 February 2007

The Courtyard, Hereford

1 February 2007

Lakeside Arts, Nottingham

30 January 2007

Corn Exchange, Newbury

25 January 2007

Arc Theatre, Trowbridge

23 January 2007

ARC, Stockton on Tees

16 January 2007

Hextable Dance, Swanley

13 January 2007

The Place, London

7 - 18 November 2006

Riley Theatre, NSCD, Leeds

10 February 2006 part of British Dance Edition

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

26 Novemeber 2005

Charter Theatre, Preston

22 November 2005

Horncastle Building, Hull College, Hull

19 November 2005

The Junction, Cambridge

15 November 2005

Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

12 November 2005

The Point, Eastleigh

10 November 2005

Gateway Theatre, Chester

3 November 2005

Oakengates Theatre @ The Place, Telford

1 November 2005

Riley Theatre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds

29 October 2005

Dance Xchange, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

21 & 22 October 2005

Southport Arts Centre, Southport

19 October 2005

Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

13 October 2005

Corn Exchange, Brighton Dome, Brighton

4 October 2004

South Hill Park, Bracknell

29 September 2004

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