On the 13th November 2009, 107 people paid £10 each for their tickets, and gathered in the Cluny 2 theatre in Newcastle to decide what to do with Ã£1070 in another dramatic, democratic game of Who Wants to Be…?.
“One of the week’s highlights with a hugely liberating and spontaneous night of audience autonomy.”
– Colette Bernhardt, The Guardian
Thanks to everyone at Cluny2, Wunderbar, Illana the Voice of Reason and the wonderful Film Bee for this video they made of the event and had online the very next day!
Participants in the previous show in Cardiff had really helped to shape the rules of the game, and with the new ‘brainstorming’ format in place, ideas came thick and fast. We were also getting some great ideas in from people via twitter, which was an exciting addition to the action in the room.
We will be adding a full write-up soon, but for now, if you want to know what happened – you can read this fantastic write-up by Chris, a member of the audience who we did not pay to write this.
To get people ready for the show, we went to Newcastle and asked a few people what they’d spend the money on. Nobody mentioned anything about an electricity generator for a clinic in Zambia.
This Who Wants to Be…? was part of the Wunderbar Festival please visit: http://www.wunderbarfestival.co.uk/programme/events/who-wants-to-be Or for more info on Wunderbar Festival itself: http://www.wunderbarfestival.co.uk
If for some reason you’re interested, you can download the press release about it here.