RIDE OF LIFE 1
THE LIVING ROOM 1989
Cabaret Mechanical theatre was approached by Sheffield's
Meadowhall shopping centre (mall), to produce an attraction for their food court. Sue
Jackson invited all the makers to meet up and we came up with the idea of a theme park
style ride called the Ride of Life, which visitors would travel round sitting on a sofa.
All the makers and associates would make sets for the sofa to travel through. Gary
Alexander took on the role of project manager and Gary, Paul Spooner and I set off for
Disneyworld, Florida, to look at about rides. So my first day ever in the US was spent in
Disneyworld - I remember thinking how thoughtful of Disney to provide lots of
places for visitors to rest not knowing the meaning of restroom.
Anyway, we had a great time and returned,
not much the wiser, to make it all.