Wondrous Stories

Wondrous Stories was a spectacular open-air show held in Birmingham’s Centenary Square from 18th – 20th March to kick off the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

Working alongside Motionhouse and Outdoor Spaces Unusual Places, JA Productions delivered all technical production, site operations and event safety for the impressive event.

Inspired by the stories of the city, past, present and future, Wondrous Stories was a show for everyone made by a local and international creative team. Featuring Motionhouse’s internationally renowned professional dance-circus company alongside a mass cast of hundreds from Critical Mass, Freewheelin Dance Company, Motionhouse Youth, Sampad and DanceXchange, audiences were wowed in large-scale immersive action and plenty of thrills as stories, a giant book and characters tumble out of the night sky.

Commenting on the delivery of the event, JA Productions’ managing director John Adkins said: “This was a multi-faceted immersive experience that included complex aspects of technical production. From the many ariel artistic performances to large screen projection it was a true visual spectacular and something that I and the team are very proud to have been a part of.”

This is the first of many exciting projects for JA Productions at the Birmingham 2022 Festival.