Eigg pre­miere for The Dark Car­ni­val

The Herald - - ARTS -

A NEW work by Van­ish­ing Point theatre com­pany, The Dark Car­ni­val, will pre­miere on the Isle of Eigg in May. The Eigg per­for­mance comes be­fore a Scot­land-wide tour of the show.

The Dark Car­ni­val: Un­plugged tells the story of new­com­ers to the af­ter­life who dis­cover, “much to their sur­prise, that death is not ac­tu­ally the end.”

Fol­low­ing the per­for­mance on Eigg The Dark Car­ni­val: Un­plugged will tour to venues across Scot­land, in­clud­ing Theatre Royal, Dum­fries (May 16), Pais­ley Arts Cen­tre, (May 17 as part of Out Of Place Fes­ti­val), Lyth Arts Cen­tre at Latheron Hall (22nd), Dunoon Burgh Hall (24th), The Barn, Ban­chory (26th), Byre Theatre, St An­drews (27th), Eden Court (29th, Bir­nam Arts Cen­tre (30th) and Aberdeen Mu­sic Hall (31st).

Matthew Len­ton, artis­tic di­rec­tor, said: “Van­ish­ing Point’s re­cent work has been large-scale and in­ter­na­tional, play­ing at the­atres and fes­ti­vals in Scot­land and around the world.

“While that as­pect of our work con­tin­ues, we wanted to make a com­mit­ment to com­mu­ni­ties and au­di­ences across Scot­land, and to tour our work here more ex­ten­sively than ever.

“What bet­ter way to do it than with a show that is big in heart, big in spirit, yet able to fit lit­er­ally any­where. The tour will in­clude per­for­mances in com­mu­nity halls, the­atres, bars and even a grave­yard.

“Eigg is well known for host­ing and de­vel­op­ing in­no­va­tive and cre­ative ini­tia­tives.

“It’s a place where ideas can grow, in­flu­enced and in­fused by the lo­cal com­mu­nity.” http://www.van­ish­ing-point.org

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