A String Section

Reckless Sleepers

- Venue: Main Hall
- Age Suitability: 14+
- Times: 10.00, 13.00, 18.10, 20.30 (55 mins)

Metal claws into wood, with scraping sounds that are surprisingly whispering and soft, and through this slow destruction a startling disquisition emerges about female experience and the impossible balancing acts we are expected to maintain, by society, by other women, and by ourselves.

“Reduced to a single line, it sounds not only slight but preposterous: five women dressed like musicians in a string quartet sit on chairs which they gradually destroy using saws. In that apparently pointless action the performers conjured up the two most tenacious images of womanhood.” Maddy Costa – This is Tomorrow

British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015