“‘here in the stadium of dreams, our brave contestant mounts the podium to the national anthem (played on kazoo) and the crowd goes wild…”
‘Miss Timed’ and ‘Miss Judged’ are two firm but fair sports-day adjudicators. Impeccably dressed and determined to keep all fun and games in order, their clipped horse race style commentary, even on the most banal of activity or passers by, is witty and razor sharp.
A range of daft time trials and silly races are backed by live tanoy announcements, score cards and ridiculous medal ceremonies. Everything is a race and a challenge and everyone is encouraged to go for gold.
Created in the run up to and for the Olympics 2012, this is also a perfect meet and greet or to get people organized for any event.
They can also plan, host and present your very own sporting event, school sports day style, complete with egg and spoon, sack and three legged races, they can provide everything! (Except the gold, you provide the gold).
The Adjudicators from Swank Street Theatre on Vimeo.
Sports / Competition / Englishness
“This was the perfect addition and gave a better context to the rest of our ‘pop-up’ sports day offer. SWANK were so accommodating with adapting their act for us at short notice, and were brilliant at encouraging the audiences in and getting people to take part. It was lovely to see people walking around other areas of the site with their SWANK winners sticker! (I noticed a number of our staff with them too!)”
- Cathy Astley, Barbican Theatre for the Walthamstow Festival