The start was awkward, walking through the park with various people dotted around doing orinary things - a bit too 'performance art' for my liking. Then some variety acts, including a spoken word 'stage' where it was pretty hard to hear - what I did mangage to hear was either boring or in another language. I was wondering "is this it?" when the main show started. And there wasn't really much to it. The best bit was the man scaling the tower but the rest was just slow and boring.
Luckily I got a free ticket as a local resident but then I have had to put up with the rather loud noise from the event every night, plus all the rehearsals before. It's now driving me up the wall and I can't wait until it finishes. - Lizzy
16 May 12
I thought it was a good display of a diverse city like london, and community spirit, i wouldnt say 'epic' but worth seeing - May
12 May 12
Waste of time;naive and amateurish - Mark
12 May 12
Truly awful experience. I have never commented on a show but this was just so bad I had to. I came to it with great excitement after all I'd heard about it a year ago "the theatrical event of 2012"?!!! Yes the walk through the path to the field was the best bit. Non of the "villages" came together in the "script" - what script? There was no action - You expected the tower to be used to brilliant effect but no just one person climbing up it. The eye on the clock was good - shame the actor had his cap covering half of it! a promenade production should be just that and encouraging the audience to participate or at least understand what was going on. It truly was the worst event I have ever seen - my 13 year olds said I was robbed for paying so much for the tickets - and so do I. I just hope the production did not get financial support from the local government or arts council but I fear it did.... - Deborah
12 May 12
Awful show - an embarrassment to everyone concerned. Secondary school level production minus enthusiasm. - Jane K
12 May 12
I saw this the other night and I left feeling inspired. It's a show that brings together many different aspects - song, dance and acting. The downside was the weather and squelchy grass. - kev
11 May 12
I agree with the rating but not with the reasons. I felt that this show started off in a promising fashion. The beggining journey through the park seeing site installations in the trees and being led by angels was exciting, as was the community event in the feild that was filled with joyous local acts, choirs, beat box teams, dancers, all promosing a fun and eventful evening. Then comes the play itself which sadly is the massive low point. Simplistic, badly written and leaves you alienated. The promotion bangs on about a cast of 300 but really its a core cast of about 5 professional actors, the community are shoved to the side and left to shout at the action. None of the acts are intergrated which is a real shame. This kind of show should make us all feel involved, sadly this felt like any other piece of traditional theatre, highly dissapointing. - Tel
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