How to Build a Lighthouse // 7.30pm
Tales of belonging, goodbyes, the lost art of forgiveness and a life that spans oceans.
Critically-acclaimed artist and Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Ben Target presents a tender show for the soft-hearted. A show about farewells, loneliness and never being able to feel at home. It’s time to let go of your baggage with storytelling, origami tutorials and thumping rock anthems.
A debut from ‘maverick physical comedian’ (The Guardian) Ben Target. Directed by 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Jordan Brookes.
“Imagine there was no Ben Target. The world would unquestionably be a darker, less interesting place” ★★★★ Chortle
16+ | This show contains mild-strong language and references to death, suicidal idealisation sex. This show also makes use of a water vapour scent diffuser and a bubble machine throughout.
Commissioned by The Yard Theatre.
Written & Performed by Ben Target
Directed by Jordan Brookes
Technician: Robert Wells
Artwork: Hugo Target
Photography: Ed Moore, Simon Fielder, Isabelle Adam
Creative Consultant: Mark Dean Quinn
JULIA CROFT AND NISHA MADHAN
Working On My Night Moves // 9pm
A mesmerising dreamscape of tinfoil astronauts, dispersing atoms, The Wizard of Oz and Enya, inverting, making and remaking the entirety of time and space.
Winner of a Total Theatre Award 2019, Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan are breaking the rules, the patriarchy and the space-time continuum. Working On My Night Moves is the search for multiple feminist futurisms, a reaching for outer space and a fever dream. With science fiction, quantum physics and dubstep mash ups, this is a quest for utopia.
This show contains strobe lighting.
Created by JULIA CROFT & NISHA MADHAN
Performer: JULIA CROFT
Director: NISHA MADHAN
Performance design: MEG ROLLANDI
Lighting designer: CALVIN HUDSON
Sound designer: TE AIHE BUTLER with original compositions by JASON WRIGHT
Dramaturg: KATE PRIOR
Movement Advisor: SARAH FOSTER-SPROULL
Production Manager: RUBY REIHANA-WILSON
Operator: JESSIE MCCALL
Produced & presented by: LYDIA ZANETTI for ZANETTI PRODUCTIONS
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