Thank You Very Much


‘It might just be, you know, a certain move of the neck or a facial expression. You don’t have to give any more information. They know who it is.’ – Janny James, tribute artist

Choreographer Claire Cunningham and her ensemble of leading disabled performers invite you to join them for an evening at the Couper Institute as they pull back the curtain on the glittering and mysterious world of the tribute artist.

Thank You Very Much takes to the floor with wit, glitz and a pulsating soundtrack. A performance that navigates up, down and all around society’s ideas of normality, and shakes up the myth of how bodies should be. The dancers pull on their sparkling costumes and ask: Who have we been trying to be all our lives? Has it ever been our choice? And what really is “the wonder of you”?

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, National Theatre of Scotland and Perth Festival in association with tanzhaus nrw and Dance Umbrella. Produced by Manchester International Festival and National Theatre of Scotland.

“a life-affirming display of community spirit that would make Elvis quiver with pride”
The Herald

“Compelling and illuminating”
The Guardian

“(a) richly emotional journey”
The List


Material developed in collaboration with the cast

Running Time:

90 minutes

Accessible performances available:

  • Autism Friendly

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • BSL British Sign Language Performance

  • Touch Tour

  • Captioned

  • Audio Described

Recommended Age Guide:

12 +


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In the Media

Claire Cunningham speaks to The Guardian

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Find out more about Access for Thank You Very Much

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Audio Flyer

The National Theatre of Scotland reserves the right to alter casts, performances, seating or ticket arrangements.

The Couper Institute is just a 5 minute walk from Cathcart station.