Scotland’s romantic past and its ever-changing present reality will be celebrated in a performance called ‘Rantin’ at Kilmardinny Arts Centre in Bearsden on Wednesday, January 29 at 7.30pm.
The part play, part gig session, directed by Kieran Hurley, was created with Liam Hurley, Gav Prentice, Julia Taudevin and Drew Wright.
Performing in intimate venues, so that it’s like a cosy living room gathering, Rantin stitches together visions of Scotland, exploring the plurality of lives, experiences and cultures to reveal the patchwork identity of a nation.
A character from the show is specifically set in the town of each performance and the production draws on storytelling, live music and the Scottish folk tradition.
Rantin, was originally presented as part of the Auteurs project, a collaboration between the National Theatre of Scotland and the Arches, for the 2013 Behaviour festival. It started its tour at the Arches, before wending its way across the length and breadth of Scotland.
Created by lauded young theatre-maker, Kieran Hurley, whose award-winning one man show Beats, has recently toured the UK. Recent shows include Hitch (Arches, Forest Fringe), and Chalk Farm, co-written with AJ Taudevin, (co-produced by Oran Mor and ThickSkin). He is the National Theatre of Scotland’s Pearson playwright in residence.
Kieran has worked in close collaboration with his co-performers to create “’this gorgeous piece of ceilidh-theatre’ (review in The Herald).
Tickets cost £12/10, to book phone 0141 942 0183 (Purple Edge Graphics, Bearsden).