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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:

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 its remembrance, the last of these being Oog which won the Total Theatre Award for Best Visual / Physical Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe.



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



Thu 12 Oct 2023 WORLD PREMIERE


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


Thu 8 Feb 2024


Sat 10 Feb 2024


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