No End to Enderby

based on the novels by Anthony Burgess

The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester International Festival (2017)

conceived and directed by Graham Eatough and Stephen Sutcliffe

Director of Photography Richard Heslop

As part of the Manchester International Festival, Graham and Stephen made a pair of films, based on two of Burgess’s ‘Enderby’ novels, to be shown in the Whitworth Art Gallery as part of a larger installation.
They were filmed in Manchester, using the Royal Exchange theatre as a time traveling machine and the Old Granada Studios as a weird version of Shakespeare’s England.

The installation used scenic elements from my designs for the films.

"Told via B-movie-style time travel – and with a theatrical, 1980s TV drama aesthetic, No End to Enderby is funny, absurd, serious and playful. Its tone somewhere between reverence and self-ridicule, it stays faithful to Burgess’s flamboyantly expressive dialogue."

Frieze magazine