Dates and times
A Tramway Co-commission as Part of Take Me Somewhere
'The modern idea of ‘snowplough’ parenting, where adults remove all obstacles from their child’s path to ensure constant success was not something we experienced as youngsters. Indeed, the parental phrase of ‘Get out of my sight’ was commonplace. We hope this work will make the audience think about that and see with clarity how we as adults are potentially damaging kids’ future responses to reality.’
This performance is a place where children’s lives are unbounded by constant adult surveillance and all dominant generational power relations are destroyed. Do you dare to join us in our new world order?
'In the Interest of...' is a deranged disco, showboating the consequences of society’s reluctance to let their children take risks. Featuring some very special dancers and some very loud music, be prepared to come on in and raise merry hell. Are we living the dream or embodying the nightmare?
Recommended for ages 14+
ACCESS: BSL Interpreted by Iain Hodgetts (both dates) / Hearing Loop
Supported by Creative Scotland
21Common is an arts and social action organisation, dedicated to using radical arts practice for the benefit of personal and social change, led by Lucy Gaizely, Gary Gardiner, Ian Johnston and Louise Irwin.
Praise for The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and his Narcissistic Mother:
“raw and visceral and honest” (Fringe Review)
**** “full of tentative, graceful optimism.” (The Guardian)
**** “heart-stopping moments of pure beauty” (The Scotsman)
Take Me Somewhere is Scotland's newest festival of contemporary performance. Now in its third year, the programme runs from 11 May - 2 June.