Straight from a sell out season at the Sydney Opera House, Tim Ross and Kit Warhurst are thrilled to perform their hit show at the masterfully restored Gasholders building.
For the last six years they have taken temporary possession of architecturally significant buildings and skillfully blended comedy, storytelling, music and design in a mold breaking format that has seen them literally sell out houses across the globe.
“Must see show of the Festival.”
New York Times.
“Had us in stitches.”
Sunday Times (UK)
“With quick wit and telling anecdotes, Tim shares his passion for modern design and architecture — the fortunate audience is left both enlightened and entertained.” Wendy Kaplan Department Head and Curator Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Tickets are extremely limited, book now to avoid missing out.
The show runs for one hour and 15 minutes with no intermission.
Gasholders London by WilkinsonEyre
King’s Cross is the largest urban redevelopment scheme in Europe and the rich industrial heritage of the site is integral to its renaissance. Among the most distinctive and beautiful features to be retained is a conjoined triplet of gasholder guide frames, constructed in 1867, now Grade II listed and the world’s only connected triplet to be refurbished into residential spaces.
WilkinsonEyre won a design competition in 2002 with a concept for three residential buildings to be housed within the elegant cast iron frames. The concept proposed threedrums of accommodation at differing heights to suggestthe movement of the original gasholders, which would have risen up or down depending on the pressure of the gas within. A fourth, virtual drum shape, located at the centre of the frames, formed an open courtyard, celebrating the conglomeration of the cast iron structures at their point of intersection.
The concept has been advanced to create a dynamic counterpoint between new and old. The heavy industrial aesthetic and raw physical materiality of the guide structures contrasts with the lightness and intricacy of the interior spaces, which draw inspiration from the delicaterefinement of a traditional watch movement.