Dates and times
28 & 29 February 2020, 7.30pm
A striking new theatrical production by Stewart Laing – founder and Artistic Director of Untitled Projects, and one of Scotland’s most forward-thinking theatre-makers – and pioneering string orchestra Scottish Ensemble.
Through song, music and words, we are told the extraordinary story of a transplanted heart, written by Pamela Carter. Through the voices of both giver and receiver, the journey of the heart from one life to another is teased open, inviting the audience into a strange, intense world of complex emotion and unexpected metaphor.
The production will feature a bespoke new score by highly lauded Icelandic composer/producer Valgeir Sigurðsson. Creating music that swoops beneath the surface of our expectations, Sigurðsson melds contemporary classical and enigmatic electronica to create new soundworlds that are at once minimal and complex, beautiful and absorbing. Performing alongside two solo singers, Scottish Ensemble musicians become a living, breathing element of the on-stage world; at once soundtrack, chorus and curious witnesses to the unfolding drama.
“thoroughly original, offbeat and exciting” (Scotsman on Scottish Ensemble)
Jonathan Morton (Scottish Ensemble)
Stewart Laing (Untitled Projects)
Plus vocalists to be announced