Enormous Yes: The Forbidden Experiment

Behaviour presents

Enormous Yes: The Forbidden Experiment

This year's Platform 18 Award Winners

Tue 22 - Fri 25 Apr 2014 | 7.30pm | £11/£9 (Behaviour festival passes available for £48/£38)

‘… the king caused tak ane dumb woman, and pat hir in Inchkeith and gave hir two bairnes with hir…’

In 1493 a young King James IV of Scotland ordered that two infants be left on the island of Inchkeith in the Firth of Forth to be reared by a mute woman. He hoped to uncover humanity’s original language; the words Adam shared with his God. What James did became known as The Forbidden Experiment.

In 2009 Rob Jones and Michael John O’Neill issued an FOI for data on the British Army’s activities on Inchkeith during the Second World War. The pair wanted to know about the MoD’s interest in language deprivation, and about the forbidden thoughts that became forbidden acts once again on that lonely island in the Firth of Forth.

It’s taken some time, but Rob and Michael have found something. Something they think you should know.

The Arches Platform 18: New Directions award gives groundbreaking, emergent performance talent the opportunity to stage a funded production at The Arches, followed by a run at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh.

Tue 22nd-Fri 25th April- The Arches
Thu 1st-Sat 3rd May- Traverse Theatre


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