LAST ORDERS

Last Orders

David Hughes Dance presents

Last Orders

Fri 7 Oct 2011 | 7.30pm | £11/£8

Last Orders at the Arches, Glasgow – a stunning new piece of dance theatre from David Hughes Dance and Al Seed.

You are invited to an endless party, an ecstatic celebration teetering on the brink of nightmare…

Inspired by the legendary 16th century Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean, David Hughes Dance once again join forces with Al Seed to lead you on a hallucinatory journey down the rabbit-hole, through subterranean caves and derelict nightclubs, where nothing is quite what it seems.

An original, enthralling work of dance-theatre, this is the stunning follow-up to 2009′s award-winning The Red Room. The show premieres at Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe this August, with an exhibition capturing stills from the rehearsals, Last Orders – In Process, at the Arches from Wed 13th – Wed 20th July.

David Hughes is one of the UK’s most acclaimed dancers, having worked with DV8 Physical Theatre, Rambert Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Company, London Contemporary Dance Theatre and Siobhan Davies Dance Company.

Al Seed is Artistic Director of Conflux and Creative Associate of The Arches. He is the winner of a Fringe First 2004 for Raw Beef, and a Herald Angel 2008 for The Fooligan.

In association with the National Theatre of Scotland. Supported by Creative Scotland and Made In Scotland 2011.

Recommended for ages 14+
Performance features adult themes and strobe lighting
Duration: 55 mins

Critical acclaim for Last Orders at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011:

“A hedonistic nightmare where nothing is certain, apart from Hughes’s genius.” Metro

“Alex Rigg as Sawney is perfectly cast, a magnetic presence.” Total Theatre

“Nothing short of stunning… gripping and gloriously dark theatre.” ***** Edinburghguide.com

“Strong, physical performances are delivered throughout this twisted work… Last Orders is gritty theatre that just happens to be told through the medium of dance.” **** Broadway Baby

“The images are frightening, the sound compelling, and the dancers superb.” The Daily Telegraph

“The glorious wild card that is Alex Rigg writhes and gibbers with all the maniacal finesse at his disposal.” The Herald