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.
Spitfire Company in association with Aurora Nova
Internationally acclaimed performance from Herald Angel Award winner Spitfire Company influenced by the works of Václav Havel, especially by his play Audience and its legendary film adaptation. What happens when a brewer and a persecuted politician, alter ego of Václav Havel himself, meet on stage? Two actresses, a case of Czech beer, huge original masks and absurd humour.
Enjoy a trip to the romantic and beautiful Border Abbey of Dryburgh to see Dudendance’s outdoor performance installation. Borderlands draws on the juxtaposition of spirituality and war in a meditation on conquest and contemplation.
The Letter J
A young girl, missing her grandad, traces his footsteps on a magical adventure through time and space. A story of loss, longing and the treasures of memory and imagination. ‘Luscious-looking and tremendously moving’ ★★★★ (Scotsman). ★★★★ (Herald).
The Place presents: Igor and Moreno
We jump a lot. We sing. We jump some more. We commit. We want to change the world. We promise to persevere.
Caroline Horton & Co, China Plate and the Bush Theatre
Islands – an obscene, ink-black comedy about tax havens and greed from Olivier nominee Caroline Horton (Chrissy, Mess, Penelope Retold). Join her foul ensemble in Haven, a monstrous world, where no-one has to pay… for anything.
The Place presents: Lost Dog
Lost Dog's restaging of the creation of everything. A show for anyone who has created anything (child, garden, paper aeroplane) and then watched it spiral out of control.
Beijing TinHouse Productions / Theatre Movement Bazaar
Williams’ masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire is undone – dismantled and distilled to its essential elements in this piece of heightened physicality, dance, humour, and original text. An intense, touching and steamy fusion between East and West.
Ringside by Ellie Dubois: a one on one circus performance made just for you. A thrilling, death-defying solo trapeze act. A powerful female body up-close, personal, sweaty, stripped of sequins. Winner of 2015 Summerhall Autopsy Award for experimental performance.
Mr and Mrs Clark
Developed on the streets of Newport, Smash it Up explores the destruction of art, culture and public space. Inspired by the demolition of a piece of public art, Smash it Up asks what else is being destroyed?
The Place presents: Vera Tussing Projects
How do we touch without touching? Without leaving your seat, join us in an empathetic, exhilarating, imagined touch. Fragile, funny and interactive.
Combining interactive video with contemporary dance, Thread is reimagining the Minotaur. Fascinating and seductive, Ariadne is a modern woman infused with the myths of the past, blurring lines between fantasy and reality, arousal and disgust, fun and violence.
Colette Sadler – Stammer Productions
No two people – or monsters – are exactly the same! Come along to this humorous dance performance and meet some scratchy, shimmering creatures and multi-coloured monsters, moving in strange and impossible ways. Part of Made in Scotland Showcase.