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Thank you to everyone who joined us on our recently completed tour of Plinth – announcements of upcoming projects coming soon...

 

Al Seed Productions and Vanishing Point present:

Plinth
by Al Seed
Presented in partnership with Beacon Arts Centre and Tramway

★★★★★  This 50-minute epic of solo theatre… is delivered with a precision, artistry, and intensity that is often breathtaking.
The Scotsman

 

★★★★ An astonishing display of tightly wound physical bravura.

The Herald


Seed has perfected a physical style that is absolutely compelling…

A work that is visually and aurally spectacular.
The National


 

A statue stands upon a plinth – a lightning rod for collective memory. Shocked into life, the statue descends into the war zone which surrounds it. Tormented by images of conflict, the statue battles to comprehend the world into which it has been thrust. As awareness grows, a monstrous transformation ensues.

 

Abstract, unearthly, and powerfully visceral, Plinth is a poetic exploration of statues as artefacts of war, particularly with reference to the archetypal figure of the ‘hero’. The images within the performance are inspired by the myth of Theseus, Ariadne and the Minotaur – perhaps the ultimate story of ‘hero’ versus ‘other’.

Plinth is the latest in a series of performances Al Seed has created around the theme of conflict and the politics of its remembrance, the last of these being Oog which won the Total Theatre Award for Best Visual / Physical Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe.

 

CREATIVE TEAM 

Written and Performed by Al Seed 


Dramaturg Niloo-Far Khan 


Production Management Niall Black 


Costume & Prop Design Zephyr Liddell

Lighting Design and Show Operation Alberto Santos Bellido 


Set Design Kai Fischer 


Sound Design Guy Veale 


Stage Management Zephyr Liddell

Costume Maker Emily Smit-Dicks  


Prop Painter Jen Kilgour  


Metalwork Technician Emma Hyslop

Produced by Al Seed Productions and Vanishing Point

 


Al Seed Productions is grateful for the producing support provided

by Claricia Parinussa during development, and for consultancy from  Charlene Boyd, Judith Milligan, and Hilary Westlake.
 


Supported by Creative Scotland  

 



Top image: Lawrence Winram

Lower image: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

 

TOUR DATES 2023-2024

 

BEACON ARTS CENTRE (Greenock)


Thu 12 Oct 2023 WORLD PREMIERE

DUNDEE REP


Tues 24 & Wed 25 Oct 2023

MULL THEATRE, Tobermory 


Tue 31 Oct 2023

EDEN COURT, Inverness


Tue 7 Nov 2023

TRAMWAY, Glasgow


Sat 11 Nov 2023

TRAVERSE, Edinburgh

as part of Manipulate Festival

Fri 2 & Sat 3 Feb 2024

BYRE THEATRE, St Andrews


Thu 8 Feb 2024

CUMBERNAULD THEATRE 


Sat 10 Feb 2024

 

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