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Be part of a Weekend of Wonder

October 13, 2014

If you visit Manchester Museum during the weekend of Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November, there will be musical suprises all over the building. Wonderstruck is the live performance of original song and performances inspired by our collections , created by artists Daniel Bye, Sarah Punshon and Boff Whalley.

We’ve been working on Wonderstruck with an arts charity People United who believe in the arts creating a kinder society. Read Daniel’s project blog here.

Choirs, singers and performers will all be taking part in Wonderstruck and there is still time to join in with the project.

If you’d like to devise and performance parts of Wonderstruck you can join us at Manchester Museum from 6-8pm on Tuesday 20 October. And there is also still time to join our new Wonderstruck choir. To find out more about performing or singing please email


Would you like to perform in Manchester Museum as part of a remarkable Weekend of Wonder?

Over one weekend in November Manchester Museum will be taken over by Wonderstruck, a new large-scale performance piece created by professional theatre-makers Daniel Bye, Sarah Punshon and Boff Whalley.

We’re looking for a small team of keen performers to work intensively with us on this exciting project.

Performers will:

Devise new material in collaboration with the lead artists, responding to the wonders of the museum.

  • Perform text written by award-winning writer Daniel Bye, in some of the extraordinary spaces of the museum: from intimate one-to-one moments to the grandeur of the main halls.
  • Develop performance and devising skills.
  • Be a key part of an ambitious large-scale piece involving more than 100 community singers from across the North-West.

Performers must be available for several evening and weekend rehearsals

2-14 November, and the performance weekend itself, 15 and 16 November (10am – 4pm).

For more on the artists involved, visit their websites:


Come along to a workshop audition at Manchester Museum on Monday  20 October between 6 and 8pm. Try out some of the techniques we’ll be using, and see some of the amazing spaces you could get to perform in.


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