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PRETTYBIRD Collaborator Theo Adams Directs Triumphant ‘Night Call’ Live Tour for Years & Years

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Captivating stage set and visuals blended with Masumi Saito and Meshach Henry’s choreography

PRETTYBIRD Collaborator Theo Adams Directs Triumphant ‘Night Call’ Live Tour for Years & Years

Years & Years played to a packed Manchester arena last week, on the final night of a tour featuring stage show and visuals directed by PRETTYBIRD collaborator Theo Adams, who was creative director of the whole tour.

Director and ​​creative director Theo Adams created a captivating stage set and stunning visuals, which with Masumi Saito and Meshach Henry’s choreography, perfectly complemented the energetic performance of Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander.  

Manchester Evening News described the show as: “Years & Years stun in seductive and energetic tour finale that was a visual spectacle.”

Theo Adams and his team collaborated closely with Olly Alexander to create scenarios on a screen that were translated to the stage through clever set design, including a gym with ballet barres, treadmills and a moving backdrop creating the illusion of Alexander running, a psychedelic backdrop featuring a blue and yellow eye complementing the set for ‘Hallucination’, and phone boxes creating a gritty visualisation of a sensual twilight world.

Theo Adams commented: “Creating the Night Call tour for Years and Years was a thrilling undertaking. I wanted to create large scale Arena pop show that was filled with theatrical spectacle but also felt intimate and cinematic, Showing a darker, visceral side to Olly's artistry. The hugely talented team that helped me realise this vision worked tirelessly to achieve a show that is unapologetically queer and visually unlike any pop show I've seen. It's not often you see an entire row of grotty public toilets magically appear before your eyes on the stage of Wembley Arena and have the pop star impaled by a 5ft metal spike at the end!”

Director Theo Adams and production company PRETTYBIRD, with executive producer Juliette Larthe, producer Chris Murdoch and production manager Sam Page-Jones produced the visuals for the screens. 

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Years and Years - Night Call Tour

Director & ​​Creative Director: Theo Adams

​​Choreography: Masumi Saito & Meshach Henry

​​Associate Director: Jordan Hunt

​​Production and Lighting Design: Cassius Creative

​​Tour and Production Management: Only Helix

​​Music Direction: Kaizen Collective

​​Lighting Director: James Washer

Dancers: Artemis Stamouli | Max Cookward | Kibrea Carmichael | Sarah Li Baugstø | Jamie Graham

Singers: Joell Fender |Tehillah Daniel | Yasmin Green

Band: Paris Jeffree | Michael Goldsworthy

​​Styling: Nick Royal

Olly's Costumes: Parnell Mooney

Wardrobe Mistresses: Alicia Rodriguez Aparicio| Salomé Rose

Make-Up Design: Joe Brooks

Hair & Wig Design: Ryo Narushima

All Make-Up Supplied by: MAC Cosmetics

All Hair Products supplied by: Loreal Pro


Production Company: PRETTYBIRD

Co-Founder UK / Exec Producer: Juliette Larthe

Head of Production: Fiona Bamford-Phillips

Producer: Chris Murdoch

Production Manager: Sam Page-Jones

Production Assistant: Lottie Lindsay-Beavan

1st AD: Ffion Kunz

​​Post Production / Editing / VFX / Compositing: Fray Studios

Additional Guest Stars: The Swole Sisters & Adriano Oliveira

DoP: Joel Honeywell

Steadicam: Jayy Jaramillo Gomez

Gaffer: Noah Furrer

Art Director: Danny Hyland | Scenic Artist

​LIVE Photos by: Mike Burnell | Tim Boddy | Tony Woolliscroft

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PRETTYBIRD UK, Thu, 09 Jun 2022 16:22:03 GMT