Fast, Fast, Slow


Fast, Fast, Slow

Fast, Fast, Slow is a unique performance exploring the complexity of our personal relationships to fashion, fast fashion and waste. With a catwalk as its centre-piece, Fast, Fast, Slow showcases concept collections from six co-creators from Blackburn and Burnley and collaborators from The Revival in Accra, Ghana, a community-led sustainable design and campaigning organisation. Wear it once, wear forever, body dysmorphia and urban protection, clothing is many things to many people. 
Fast, Fast, Slow will feature a catwalk made from used clothing bales, video art, cinematic lighting, bold choreography and a specially commissioned electronic score. Audience will be seated on on either side of the catwalk, VIP style as part of this high fashion event. The performance is both local and global, personal and political and will zoom out to explore the impact of fast fashion and the dynamics of place and power.


“Bradford-based theatre company Common Wealth really are in a league of their own when it comes to making compelling, visceral work that addresses urgent contemporary issues. Not only do they tackle sometimes challenging themes head on, they also seek to effect social change through their innovative, collaborative storytelling.

Their latest show – Fast, Fast, Slow which explores fast fashion, waste and our complicated relationship with clothes – is a perfect example of their consciousness-raising approach” The Yorkshire Post


Director – Evie Manning

Creative Producers – Ezra Nash and May McQuade

Designer – Sascha Gilmour

Co-creators – Saba Iftikhar, Carl Walker, Ume Habiba, Eloise Crossley, Aneesah Rashid, Chloe Northlight

The Revival Co-Creators – Kwamena Boison and Yayra Agbofa

Models – Qaraman Mohammed Saidzada, Kelly Semtungo , Stephen O’Hagan, Tabinda Khauas, Lucy Eleanor Williams, Patricia Ann Willo Williams, Falak Raja, Muskaan Khan, Aminah Iftikhar, Caelan Salmon, Safaa-Noor Ithikhar

Film by Director Banini and Crew (Producer – Ibrahim Adu, Sound – Fortunate Ayieb, Camera Assistant – Benjamin Adjei, Drone – Kwame Isaac Ayinsu, Runner – King Faisal)

Where are you Wearing Facilitators – Maleehah Hussain, Susie Edwards

Choreographer – May McQuade

Assistant Choreographers – Kate Cox & Darren Pritchard

Dramaturg – Sarah Thom

Composer and Video Design- Wojciech Rusin

Lighting Designer – Andy Purves

Production Manager – Matt Sykes Hooban

Technician & Video Pro – Conal Walsh

Stage Manager – Kayleigh Chapman

Sound Technician – Tom Robbins

Assistant Producers – Saoirse Teale and Mariyah Kayat

Production Support – Ellie Dennis, Leon Ivic, Rose Dastor, Harry Leadbeater, Amina Sheikh, Susie Edwards, Chels Stoyles, Ume Habiba, Uzma Raziq, Anisah Khan, Susie Edwards

Chaperone – Cassandra Webster

Common Wealth Executive Director – Ali Dunican

Commissioned by British Textile Biennial for October 2023 supported by Bradford Council.