Epic Fail

Artist Kid Carpet spent a total of 16 weeks in Milbrook Primary school in Wigan, Our Lady’s Catholic Academy in Stoke on Trent, Gladstone Primary in Peterborough and Glan- Ry- Afron Primary in East Cardiff making and performing Epic Fail to over 800 kids and adults.

The project explored the idea that if failure was a virtue, to be cherished like success is, would we all feel better?

Alongside a team of local facilitators, engineers and dramaturg Vic Llewelyn, the project included creative workshops around engineering, clowning and useless inventions inspired by the Japanese practice of Chindōgu.

The show was made with the voices, stories and ideas of the year 5 pupils who’d worked on the project, and performed by them alongside artist Kid Carpet.


June 2022 – Common Wealth, Cardiff

June 2022 – Jumped Up Theatre, Peterborough

July 2022 – The Old Courts, Wigan

July 2022 – Restoke, Stoke-On-Trent


Reflections on Failure by Local Writers

The Moving Roots Writing Project respond to Epic Fail, looking at it through their own life experiences, and considering why it might be so important for Moving Roots to tour a co-created piece that celebrates failure and not being perfect.