There’s a lot of theatre online in many different guises but this week we would like to offer you two very different, very special theatre projects that stand out from the rest. We’re delighted to be partners on these dynamic productions.
Wednesday 27th May 9pm
The National Theatre of Scotland’s Scenes for Survival is being produced in association with BBC Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project and Scotland’s leading theatre companies and venues, including Eden Court.
This new series of bite-size theatre comes from major Scottish creative talents that will draw attention to the enduring and urgent role of storytelling in the current crisis. Curated to support the Scottish theatre sector and creatives during the current critical situation, the writers involved include David Grieg, Liz Lochhead, Peter Arnott, Val McDermid, Robert Softley-Gale, Denise Mina and many more. Some of the writing will be new and some will be contemporary classics.
Jackie Wylie, Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland:
“We want to bring audiences together online despite our collective isolation. When we come through the other side of this era-defining moment we will all feel changed by what we have been through and it is theatre that will allow us to imagine, with hope, where we are going to find ourselves and how it will feel. Theatre matters, more than ever”
All Scenes for Survival content will be free for audiences and will be published on the BBC website and available on our social media channels.
(Scenes for Survival is a crisis responsive artistic online project launched in association with BBC Scotland and BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project)
Friday 29 May 7pm
Image credit: Jonathan Bewley
Love Letters (the stage version) was performed at Eden Court in 2014 and if you were there, then you know this is a really special experience. If you weren’t there, this will fill your heart to bursting – trust us on this one!
By collecting song dedications from the audience and the stories attached to them to reflect the world back, each performance is unique and special. It’s hard to explain as this isn’t a story being told to you in a traditional sense. It is brilliant, different and a total antidote to isolation. Join us online and let’s raise our glasses to long lost loves and current loves, to mums and dads and to absent friends.
How does it work?
Once you book your ticket, you’ll be invited to send in a music request with a dedication to someone you love via a simple online form.
You’ll receive a reminder email the day before with a password and Zoom link to attend along with any other information for the show, such as an invitation to bring a drink for toasts and the performance will last just under one hour.
Following the performance, you will receive a follow up email from Fuel with a playlist of tracks from their unique performance. Nice.
Only 45 tickets available - and they’re free!
(Love Letters was originally a BAC Scratch and Arnolfini We Live Here commission, also commissioned by Leeds Met Studio Theatre. The digital version is co-commissioned by First Art)