Jackson Pollock - the musical
The Rise & Rise

The rise and rise of ‘Jackson Pollock the Musical’…

April 2007
Book launch at the Castlefield Gallery, Manchester’s premier independent arts space.

Roger Mckinley - Channel M interview

4th July 2007
Winner of the Visual Arts Award at the Urbis Best of Manchester Awards held at Urbis, the ‘Museum of the City’, during the Manchester International Festival.

Roger recieves his award .

Roger taking the gong for Jackson Pollock the Musical from design guru Peter Saville. Awards presented were for Visual Arts, Fashion and Music. Other nominees for the Visual Arts Award were Robert Bailey and Michael England.

 Roger rushing into crowd

Mike, Roger & Jo at the Best of Manchester Awards
“I take back everything I said about the work being unperformable.” Your publisher eating his words with Roger McKinley and Jo Mousley at the Awards ceremony.

Leigh Connolly and Jo Mousley
Leigh Symonds as Jackson Pollock and Jo Mousley as Lee Krasner. Part of the libretto was performed for the first time.

…and the spirit of George Melly watched o’er

RIP George Melly. George, who had just given the project his blessing, sadly passed away on the night of the awards.…

There has been significant interest in performing the work in the US and UK. Negotiations are still at an early stage so we can't say too much at this point in time – but watch this space for updates!