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The Power of Performance: This is Us - Rugby League World cup 2021 (2022)

I had the pleasure of writing original score for The Power of Performance: This is Us, a specially commissioned outdoor event bringing the passion of Rugby League out of the stadium and onto the streets across 3 beautifully designed stages (Becca Brower) bringing the story of Rugby League to visceral life through dance, music and aerial performance. Produced by Pinwheel Arts and directed by Robby Graham/ Southpaw Dance company with Artistic advisor Simon Sharkey, the event filled the streets preceding the first game of the tournament in Newcastle upon Tyne and will also visit Leeds, Hull and Manchester on finals weekend 2022.

Thank you to the fantastic musicians involved in this project: Bex Mather (recorded by Dave Maughan), Hi Lo Singers, Chris Haigh, Steve Pretty,  John Garner, Chrissie Slater, Gemma Kost.

Thanks also to Loft Studios, Newcastle. 

Pictures by Tom Arran Commercial Photography

Power of Performance: This is Us is produced by Pinwheel, directed by Robby Graham / Southpaw Dance Company with Simon Sharkey as writer and artistic advisor.


This production is part of the RLWC21 Cultural Festival which is generously funded with public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and delivered in partnership with Newcastle City Council, Hull City Council, Leeds 2023, North of Tyne Combined Authority and Libraries Connected.

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