Kieran Hurley: RANTIN

The Arches and National Theatre of Scotland present

Kieran Hurley: RANTIN

Takes place at Cottiers | Part of BEHAVIOUR 2013

Wed 17 - Fri 19 Apr 2013 | 7.30pm (1 hour) | £8/£6 - or buy a Festival Pass for £45/£35


“…this gorgeous piece of ceilidh-theatre, where music swirls engagingly, is taut, nuanced and illuminating, and refuses to be bleak.”
**** Herald

“[Hurley is] setting out on an ambitious and tremendously worthwhile journey that seeks to link Scotland’s familiar past to its fast-changing present”
*** Scotsman

“The observations on the chasm between Heritage visions of shortbread box Scotland and the bitter urban reality are natural and pithy.”

Across The Arts

Production shots by Eoin Carey


Devised and performed by Kieran Hurley, Gav Prentice, Julia Taudevin and Drew Wright (AKA Wounded Knee).

A retired American steps off the plane at Prestwick, hoping to discover the land of his fathers. A beleaguered politician in Edinburgh dips her feet into a hot bath. An old drunk man in Peterhead has a mystical vision at the harbour. A supermarket checkout girl in Port Glasgow approaches work with a baseball bat…

Part living room gathering, part play, part gig session, RANTIN draws on storytelling, live music and an unapologetically haphazard take on Scottish folk tradition, in an attempt to stitch together fragmented stories to reveal a botched patchwork of a nation.

N.B. RANTIN takes place at Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow, G11 5PU.

Part of the Auteurs Project.

“A truly intelligent and magical performance”
***** Edinburgh Evening News on Beats



About BEHAVIOUR 2013

BEHAVIOUR is the Arches’ annual festival of live performance. Now in its 5th year, the 2013 programme sees 15 different shows featuring Scottish talent alongside work from London, Berlin, New York and Canada. As with previous years, the festival extends out of the Arches and across the city, with performances taking place in the iconic Arches building as well as in a range of traditional and unusual spaces across Glasgow including a working landfill site, a Govan community centre and Tramway.

View the full listings for BEHAVIOUR 2013.

About the Auteurs Project

The Auteurs Project, a collaboration between the Arches and the National Theatre of Scotland, has seen 5 Scottish theatre makers – Rob Drummond, Gary McNair, Kieran Hurley, Nic Green and Claire Cunningham – embark on a two year development programme, including international research residencies, writing and thinking retreats, performance training, creative exchanges with other practitioners, placements and mentorships. The resulting works-in-progress are being performed for the first time as part of BEHAVIOUR.