The Apple Cart

Tour | Summer 2015

Sisters Meryl, Beryl and Cheryl are on their way to Buckingham Palace with a cartload of magic apples for the Queen. Except somewhere between St Albans and Biggleswade, they took a wrong turning so now they’re here - with an unruly compendium of three-dimensional games which suggest that beneath their lavender-scented, rose-tinted exteriors, something peculiar is going on… 

Accompanied by a pedal-powered soundtrack of the sisters’ favourite power ballads, The Apple Cart is an anarchically joyful mash-up of contemporary (sub)culture and traditional tales; for families, people who like to laugh and people who'd like things to be a bit different.


Saturday 6 June, 1.30pm - Doddington & Rollo Community Garden, SW11 5HD

Sunday 7 June - TN2 Community Centre Big Lunch, High Brooms

Saturday 13 June - Waterfest, Forbury Gardens, Reading

Sunday 14 June, 3pm - Tooting Field Day, TTT Community Garden, SW16 1RN

Saturday 20 June - Tandem Festival, Hill End, Oxford

Saturday 27 June - Hempstead Summer Fete

Sunday 28 June - Southborough Lions Gala Day

You can see pictures from the 2015 performances here.

For a record of the journey that The Apple Cart went on in 2014, see the Gallery.

The Apple Cart tours on public transport and has pedal-powered sound from a bespoke set-up built for us by Electric Pedals. To learn more about the design process, you can read designer Cécile Trémolières’ account, here.

DEVELOPED BY Al Barclay, Nyisha Bill-Eteson, Christopher Bone, Sarah Calver, Rachel Donovan, Dan Ford, Jon Foster, Benedict Hopper, Tomos James, Susan Momoko Hingley, Shireen Mula, Zoë Nicole, Emma Stirling, Georgina Sowerby, Sophie Steer, Nathan Whitfield, Frank Wurzinger & Eden Vik. 

2015 TOUR PERFORMED BY Barra Collins, Clare Dunn, Shireen Mula & Delme Thomas.

DIRECTION Dan Barnard & Rachel Briscoe | DESIGN Chris Gylee & Cécile Trémolières

Developed in residence at the Dartington Space with the support of the Dartington Hall Trust, at Quarterhouse as part of The Shape of Things to Come and at Shoreditch Town Hall. The Apple Cart is supported by Applause and Home Live Art, OVNV Labs, Wandsworth Arts and the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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