ThickSkin Limited present
Wed 6 - Sat 9 Apr 2011 | 6th + 8th: 8.30pm // 9th: 7pm // No show on 7th | £11/£8
// Platform 18/Brick Award Ticket Deal: See three shows for just £22/£16! Please call the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000 to book. Offer applies to Blackout by Thickskin Limited, Pause With A Smile by Gareth Nicholls and Money… The Game Show by Clare Duffy //
****What’s On Stage
Blackout is a 45 minute, critically-acclaimed smack in the face.
Developed at Platform in Easterhouse, it is inspired by the stories of a young offender from Glasgow following writer Davey Anderson’s experience in interviewing a teenager who had been charged with attempted murder at the age of 15. The show’s mix of striking physicality and Anderson’s hard-hitting text had a profound impact on the audience when it premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010, provoking rave reviews from the press – including four star reviews from The List, The Scotsman and What’s On Stage a five star review from Three Weeks.
Davey Anderson is former Director in Residence with the National Theatre of Scotland and was Associate Director on the multi-award winning production Black Watch. He is a previous recipient of the Arches Award for Stage Directors (now Platform 18) for his show Snuff.
ThickSkin Limited are a London-based company working with newly unearthed artists and established talent to create innovative, heart-stopping new work which challenges and inspires audiences.
Blackout was the winner of an Arches Brick Award in 2010.
ABOUT THE BRICK AWARD //
During the Edinburgh Fringe each year, we seek out the two most exciting emergent companies and invite them to re-stage their show at the Arches. Here we present the 2010 winners. If you are a company performing at the Fringe 2011 and would like your piece considered for a Brick Award, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration: 45 mins.
Entrance: Argyle Street.
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”