The official companion title for 'The Walk', where a 3.5m-high puppet will walk 8,000 km along the refugee route though Europe to the UK, in celebration of the contribution that migrants and refugees make to the cultures and communities through which they pass and to the countries in which they find a new home.
From July to November 2021, Little Amal, a 3.5m-high puppet created by Handspring Puppet Company ('War Horse') will walk 8,000km from the Syria-Turkey border along the established refugee route through Europe to the UK, ending at the Manchester International Festival. With 100 theatrical events in 65 cities, along the way, 'The Walk' will be the world's largest live performance and its aim is to celebrate the contribution that migrants and refugees make to the cultures and communities through which they pass and to the countries in which they find a new home.
With an introduction by Nizar Zuabi (artistic director of Good Chance) and an afterword by David Lan (formerly of The Young Vic and one of the producers of 'The Walk'), The Long Walk of Little Amal is the official companion book to a cross-border collaboration on a magnificent scale. The journey is documented by award-winning photojournalist Andre Liohn and contributing essayists include: PEN International Writer of Courage Samar Yazbek (Syria); prize-winning Turkish-Kurdish novelist Burhan Sonmez (Turkey); Greek-Armenian literary and crime writer Petros Markaris (Greece); Prix Goncourt-winning author and film director Philippe Claudel (France); crime writer Olivier Norek whose fiction has been set in Calais' The Jungle (France); and bestselling author Timur Vermes (Germany).
The Good Chance Theatre Company is the renowned creator and producer of groundbreaking work of global relevance for audiences around the world.
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