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 compares for the game and they love the joy Bingo brings to many. It’s 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.
Bingo Lingo is inspired by and pokes fun at the current attitude towards disabled people, from ‘Superhuman’ to so-called ‘benefit scroungers. This fun self-contained outdoor game of chance which aims to harness the nations love for Bingo with an uproarious outdoor participatory performance involving audience interaction and compared by Bingo lovers, Beryl and Cyril.
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 by Wild N Beets was then commissioned in 2017 by Without Walls, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival and Stockton International Riverside Festival
Creative Team – Performers and Directors: Nicola Miles-Wilding and Daryl Beeton, Theatrical engineer and Artist: Mike Pattison, Designer: Jon Van Beek, Composer: Anna Madelene