The Band at the End of the World


Circus, Music/Sound

Arriving in a cloud of raucous brass-heavy music, driving their home-made, water-spurting, flaming and smoking battle-church! Dressed in punk marching band attire & existing within their very own miniature apocalyptic microclimate.

These idiots are convinced that the inevitable end of the world is upon us, maybe today, maybe right here, maybe right now!

Their mission? To educate you on what to expect when we move into the next phase, the switch over into the new dawn, into the next frequency of consciousness.

Welcome to The band at the end of the world!

This anarchic, raucous, musical clown show tells the story of the possible actual end of the world (as we know it) caused by humankind’s self-destruction, coupled with themes of shared collective consciousness & taking responsibility for the world we live in.

The action takes place from a water spurting; flaming and smoking battle-church. It’s part processional, part static, incorporating elements of spectacle and is supported by an original brass heavy musical score played live by the cast of five.

A participatory project tours alongside the show, working with local performers/musicians to create an epic large scale, all-encompassing version of the show.

About Ramshacklicious

Ramshacklicious specialise in using traditional theatre forms to create high quality, contemporary theatrical experiences for the outdoors.

We aim to create work that is accessible and yet subversive, presenting performances that are surprisingly complex and skilled in integrating live music, physical theatre, clown, puppetry, pyrotechnics and innovative design. Creating shows that take our unsuspecting audiences on anarchic journeys into the unexpected!

Creative / Production credits

Flick Ferdinando

Katie Storer, David Insua Cao, Ali Houiellebecq, Richard Hughes & Jack Stoddart

Musical Director
Tim Hill

Set Designer
Will Datson

Additional set fabricators
Paul McGarry & Jean Goubert

Pneumatic air/water effects designer
Pete Gunson

Costume designer
Sean Donohoe

Fire/pyro design consultation
And Now

Electrics designer
James Ashwell

Ramshacklicious & Seachange Arts

Project Management
Jack Stoddart

Researched and developed in 2015 by Jack Stoddart, John Nicholson, Carlos Mendoza, James Gow, Mike Fergie, Katie Storer, Garth Williams, Pete Gunson, Will Datson. Ralph Skrimshire & Tim Mileusnic.

Funding, commissioning and partner credits

Commissioned by SeaChange Arts, Hastings Borough Council & OnSet.
Supported by Without Walls, Brighton Festival, Just So Festival and Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts.
Supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts, 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space & The Invisible Circus.
Developed at 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space, The invisible Circus Creation Space & OnSet.