Thank You Very Much


This ambitious, and powerful new work from Claire Cunningham uses the phenomenon of tribute artists as a springboard to explore impersonation, identity, acceptance and the challenges of being yourself.

Thank You Very Much invites you to join an evening informed by the experiences of an international company of leading disabled performers.  Through the lens of the competitive world of the tribute artist, among the messiness of navigating society’s ideas of normality, the ensemble takes apart the myth of how bodies should be and have been trained to be. With her characteristic wit and honesty Cunningham asks us all…what is ‘the wonder of you‘?

Glasgow-based choreographer-performer Claire Cunningham is one of Europe’s most acclaimed disabled artists. Thank You Very Much marks the first ever co-production between Manchester International Festival and National Theatre of Scotland.

Premiering at Manchester International Festival in July 2019, and touring to Glasgow in October & November 2019.

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.


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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11/10/2019 - 13/10/2019


31/10/2019 - 03/11/2019