The multi-award-winning show JunNk is currently entertaining thousands of happy guests each week onboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship the Getaway.
The percussion and a cappella singing show have been best described as the manic love child of Stomp and the Blue Man Group. The four talented performers use items commonly found in a junkyard to produce an explosive, high-energy show fit for all ages.
Truly like nothing you’ve ever seen before. From using bottles as panpipes and watering cans as trumpets to playing well-known tunes on drain pipes with flip flops and a PVC tube as a didjeridoo, this rubbish-powered variety show really is a unique and sensational whirlwind of pure entertainment.
From its creation near Bournemouth in 2008, JunNk has graced stages across the world. From theatre tours in China the Edinburgh Fringe and London’s Vault Festival to theme parks in Abu Dhabi, the show has touched all corners of the globe. And if live shows weren’t enough, JunNk’s TikTok followers have generated over 10 million views on the platform.
Creative director and owner Sam McGowan not only runs the business but is also one of the performers for the show. He has led JunNk through all its current successes. His personal accomplishments have also stretched to co-directing shows for Warner Brothers’ theme parks as well as creating shows for Ferrari World and Disney.
“I have been following my passion for creating, writing, and performing since leaving college. After years of grafting, it’s an incredible feeling watching JunNk grow and seeing our opportunities develop. It’s a show everyone can enjoy, and I am incredibly grateful for all who have supported my journey so far!”
Wondering where you are able to catch JunNk? If not online or listening to their original music on Spotify, then book a cruise on the Norwegian Getaway, as the popular cruise line has just extended the group’s residential theatre contract for the next year.
On top of that, we’ve heard insider knowledge of a JunNk show launching in 2022 in a theme park in the UAE, as well as talks developing with industry giants Disney for continuing their current relationship.
JunNk is definitely a show to keep an eye on!