Bingo Lingo has been developed by Nicola Miles-Wilding and Daryl Beeton as part of their new collective ‘Wild N Beets’.
Bingo Lingo is a fun game of chance harnessing the nations love for Bingo. Played on oversized Bingo cards it’s a chance for everyone to get involved. Beryl and Cyril are your comperes for the game and they love the joy Bingo brings to many. Its this enjoyment that they want to share with you in the hope to make Bingo an official Paralympic sport.
Bingo Lingo is a game for everyone, where disability politics meets cheeky end of the pier humour. A reinvention of a great British tradition. So it’s eyes down for a game like you’ve never played before.
- Brighton Festival 13th & 14th May 2017
- Norwich and Norfolk Festival 20th and 21st May 2017
- Somerfest, Taunton 17th June 2017
- Greenwich and Docklands International Festival 24th and 25th June 2017
- Imagine Watford 2nd July 2017
- Stockton International Riverside Festival 5th and 6th August 2017
- Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth 16th and 17th September 2017
Bingo Lingo is a fun self contained outdoor game of chance which aims to harness the nations love for Bingo. This joyous, uproarious outdoor participatory performance involves audience interaction and is compered by Bingo lovers, Beryl and Cyril.
Created and performed by Disabled artists the show is inspired by and pokes fun at the current attitude towards disabled people, from ‘Superhuman’ to so called ‘benefit scroungers.’ The reinvention of this classic British tradition connects with non arts audiences with the use of the creative aesthetics of access, from BSL inspired participatory dance routines to ‘in character’ touch tours and audio description embedded within the script.
Bingo Lingo’s first phase of development in 2016 was possible thanks to support from Greenwich and Docklands Festival and the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival.
BINGO LINGO will be touring in 2017. A full tour schedule will be available soon
Creative Team – Performers and Directors: Nicola Miles-Wilding and Daryl Beeton, Theatrical engineer and Artist: Mike Pattison, Designer: Jon Van Beek, Composer: Anna Madelene