The Arches presents
Fri 21 - Sat 22 Sep 2012 | 7.30pm & 8.30pm (30 mins) | £8/£6
Festival pass: £32/£26 | Day pass: £18/£12 | Call 0141 565 1000 to book
A work-in-progress written by Deb Jones with Rosana Cade and Eilidh MacAskill
Ladies and Gentlemen! A simple hair in the wrong place sends the most mild mannered amongst us into fits of gut-wrenching palpitation. What appears a thing of beauty on a gorgeous head of hair, Madam, is but a thing of revulsion when felt slipping across your tongue.
In a secret room hidden deep in the Arches, a dark experiment unfolds. Merging the grotesquery of the Victorian freakshow with the gothic horror of scientific experimentation, this sideshow of hairy horrors takes you on a deviant journey from delight to disgust.
Make a night of it!
Also showing on Fri 21st and Sat 22nd Sep:
6.30pm-7pm | Black Sun Drum Korps: Macbeth
7pm-8pm | Solar Bear Deaf Youth Theatre & Tigerstyle: Funk’n'Love
7pm onwards (installation) | Lucy Hutson: Make Do and Mend Myself
7.30-8pm | Deb Jones: Beastly
8.15pm – 8.45pm | Andrew Houston: NDGAME
8.30pm-9pm | Deb Jones: Beastly
9pm-9.30pm | Black Sun Drum Korps: Macbeth (Friday 21st only)
Plus a free discussion on Sat 22nd Sep from 4.30pm-6.30pm | The Arches Commons: Economies Of Performance
View all the shows on the Arches LIVE 2012 page
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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.”