Charlotte Mclean and Collaborators - Futuristic Folktales

Charlotte Mclean and Collaborators - Futuristic Folktales
£12/£8 concession
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Dates and times
26th - 27th Apr 2024
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Friday 26 April, 7.30 - 8.30pm (followed by a post-show discussion)
Saturday 27 April, 2 - 3pm 

Futuristic Folktales - a dance for hope

Futuristic Folktales is an experimental dance theatre performance using contemporary, breaking and Scottish Highland dance, it questions the preservation of tradition, myth and identity, and scrutinises borders, body politics and reproductive injustice.

It tells the momentous tale of the first womb, humbly attempting to unify humanity through the infinite narrative of birth. 

The performers share their folk story so far, inviting you to experience resistance as the work imitates the hostile environment of a womb. An environment where life and death coexist. Futuristic Folktales seeks to further dance as a form of political protest and a space for collective reckoning, otherwise, why dance?

Recommended for ages 14+

Audience notes 
Includes themes of reproductive rights, justice and injustice

A visual story will be available.
There will be fidget toys, ear plugs and ear defenders offered to audiences. Audiences are invited to move, make noise and leave and re-enter the space as they wish 

Running time - 60 minutes


Concept and Director Charlotte Mclean (she/her)
Creative Producer Helen McIntosh (she/her)
Writer and Access Consultant Nelly Kelly (they/them)
Composer Malin Lewis (they/them)
Lighting Designer and Production Manager Emma Jones (she/her)
Costume Designer Alison Brown (she/her)
Dramaturg Rob Evans (he/him)
Performer and Collaborator Astro Scheidegger (he/him)
Performer and Collaborator Orrow Bell (they/them)
Technical Manager Lynn Wiseman (she/her)
PR (UK) Storytelling PR
PR (Switzerland) Camille Jamet (she/her)
International Consultant Nadja Dias (she/her)

Project Collaborators: Annable Cooper (she/her), Amarnah C Osajivbe-Amuldun (she/her), Chanai Bradley Fofanah (she/her), Cleo Rose McCabe (she/ her), Domenico Angarano (he/him), Gina Lorenzen (she/her), Ichai Carre (he/him), Irodriel Costello (they/them), Jac Reichel (they/them), Kate Hall (she/her), Kirsty Nicolson (they/them), Lucy Suggate (she/her), Molly Scott Danter (they/them), Neil Dewar (he/him), Rebekka Hoelzle (she/her), Rhys Dennis (he/him), Sunniva Moen Rørvik (they/them)

Futuristic Folktales has been co-commissioned by The Place and Tojo Theatre and supported by Creative Scotland, Stadt Bern, Kanton Bern, ProHelvetia, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, Burgergemeinde Bern, Ursula Wirz Foundation,  The Space Dundee and Angus College, Dance Base, Dampfzentrale, Dansomètre, Sadlers Wells, Vakuum Bewegungsraum

The post show conversation will be facilitated by Luke Pell.

Image photo - Amy Sinead / Design by Gallusness

Booking Information

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Large Print and Braille programme material available upon request. 

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Assistance dogs

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Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

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There are designated spaces for wheelchair users in the theatre. 


Baby changing

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Cafe or restaurant

Full table service is not available. Food or drinks can be ordered at the counter and will be brought to the table.
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No chairs are permanently fixed.

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