Strolling Bones return for Halloween in the City
Film produced by Triple Dot Makers
First seen in Manchester's Arndale Centre in October 2018, during its annual Halloween in the City weekend of events, the Strolling Bones wowed the afternoon crowds with a spook-tacular skellie performance that included a flash mob style dance to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller', a parade and a series of random pop-up moments in the shopping centre.
The Strolling Bones returned to two new locations to bring lots of fun Halloween mayhem with another slightly bonkers walk about performance to outdoor audiences in the city centre.
Featuring 8 bespoke back-pack mounted skeleton puppets, designed by artist Ben Cook, the ghoulishly delightful performers, choreographed by Ruth Jones, bopped their bones to the sounds of the The Lantern Band during the afternoon parades which, this year, took place on both Saturday and Sunday.
"Our 2018 debut of Strolling Bones in Manchester proved how this simple walkabout performance could be a real crowd-pleaser with people of all ages. Halloween is now such a big seasonal event that this slightly surreal happening in and around a shopping centre created a fantastic ripple effect reaction among the crowds." Billie Klinger, Creative Producer
Photography by Chris Payne