Marking 150 years since its grand opening, Material was a unique, one-off night in Accrington’s iconic market hall.
In 2019, writer-performers Eggs Collective worked in residence at the Market Hall, running a clothes stall trading in conversation, not cash. Inspired by the stories of its traders and customers, Material was an attempt to weave together the story of the market, capturing its spirit a century and half after it opened its doors. Using Eggs Collective’s trademark sharp observation and subversive humour, this was a rare opportunity to see an everyday place in an unusual way.
Material: a lively, fun and thoughtful show inspired by the market and its people past and present, was packed full of stories, music and surprises, inviting people to see the market as never before.