Fragrance takes to the stage

Photo credit: Karen Wright

Seven is once again involved with the world famous Manchester International Festival.   This year the perfumery team is lending its creative expertise to an innovative new children’s production entitled ZigZag ZigZag.

Inspired by the book, The Zig Zag Kid by David Grossman, ZigZag ZigZag is a coming of age story that explores the friendship of two 12 year old boys. Created by Belgian theatre director Inne Goris, this is a beautiful story about magical adventures, unfortunate circumstances and the pain of letting go.

A dramatic bull fight is the backdrop for the introduction of an added multi-sensory dimension to the performance.  We have created a heavy fragrance which layers the outdoor smells of fields, hay and manure with leather and dust.  Sprayed on a waving red rag, the aroma is released to evoke a very real sense of place and action – helping to transform the creative space into a world of adventure.

Designed to be performed in schools, ZigZag ZigZag invades the classroom – with very little in the way of set, costumes and props – and uses the art of storytelling to stoke the imagination of the young audience in a fantastic learning experience.

ZigZag ZigZag received its world premiere at Crossacres Primary School on 4 July and will travel to schools across the Greater Manchester area throughout the month.  Additional special performances for families will take place at Manchester Town Hall; ensuring a wide range of young people will have the opportunity to engage with this thought-provoking story.

For further information or to book tickets, visit the Manchester International Festival site here.