AL SEED PRODUCTIONS & VANISHING POINT PRESENT
TUE 24 – WED 25 OCT
Renowned visual theatre artist Al Seed presents his latest striking work Plinth, which examines the role and re-appraisal of statues.
At the heart of Plinth is an exploration of statues as artefacts of war, particularly with reference to the archetypal image of the ‘hero’. Within the performance, Seed reimagines the myth of Theseus 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 Festival Fringe.
Developed in collaboration with dramaturg Niloo-Far Khan and featuring a stunning set designed by Kai Fischer (known for his work with Vanishing Point) this world premiere production, co-produced with Vanishing Point, is full of rich imagery and astonishing movement.
"Precision, artistry, and intensity that is often breathtaking."
The Scotsman on Plinth
“If you have any interest at all in theatre without words, then this is the show for you”
Total Theatre Magazine on Oog.
“Intelligent, captivating and superbly performed… A quietly stunning odyssey"
The Guardian on The Spinners (2018)
"treasure chest of allusions... breathtaking precision… a tour de force"
British Theatre Guide on The Spinners (2018)
Written and Performed by Al Seed
Dramaturg Niloo-Far Khan
Producing Support Claricia Parinussa
Production Management Niall Black
Costume & Prop Design and Stage Management Zephyr Liddell
Lighting Design and Show Operation Alberto Santos Bellido
Set Design Kai Fischer
Sound Design Guy Veale
Costume Maker Emily Smith-Dicks
Prop Painter Jen Kilgour
Metalwork Technician Emma Hyslop
ASP is very grateful for the logistical support offered by Tramway, and to Charlene Boyd, Judith Milligan and Hilary Westlake who offered consultancy at different moments in the development of the project.
Presented in partnership with Beacon Arts Centre and Tramway.
Supported by Creative Scotland.
Age Recommendation: 14+ (contains flashing lights throughout and moments of complete darkness, Haze and smoke throughout)
Running Time: 50mins (no interval)
Access: suitable for non-English speaking and D/deaf audience members