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An immersive musical essay. A meditation on sanctuary. A moor walker’s journal. A personal memoir of maternity. An archaeology of flight science and football, medieval medicine and compassion. A wonder tale.
Karine Polwart’s Wind Resistance is co-produced with the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and was originally presented in association with Edinburgh International Festival 2016, supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.
Winner of the Best Music and Sound Award at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) 2017.
Poignant, unflinching and beautiful.
This intimate solo show is Karine Polwart’s hymn to the gentle Midlothian landscape: to its birds, its insects, its plants and trees, and its human inhabitants past, present and future. This is Polwart’s first piece of theatre, but she’s a natural storyteller and steers a path effortlessly between personal memoir, anecdote, gig, philosophical musings, history and nature lecture. Her language is rich and poetic, and speaks of her deep connection with – and love for – this countryside.
An unforgettable, addictive piece that has you rapt at every word and note.
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