Full Steam

Finale Performance for Heat The Streets, Showzam, Blackpool 2008


Fire and water combine, creating an explosive mixture of steam, sound, fire and pyrotechnic marvels. Full Steam is a symphony in celebration of Britain’s steam powered industrial past, and its part played in Blackpool’s rise to prominence as the great tourist resort for the workers of the Industrial North.

By harnessing the primitive power of Fire to create Steam, Dark Spark brought to Blackpool a specially created performance of extraordinary ambition to stimulate all the senses.  A development of the incredible Birmingham ‘Blast’ (2007), Full Steam was  another collaboration between Dark Spark and Anne Bean, Richard Wilson, Ansuman Biswas, Kirsten Reynolds and Nick Sales. Full Steam was commissioned as the finale for Heat The Streets, produced by Walk the Plank.