On The Verge [Thursday]

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland presents

On The Verge [Thursday]

Rasa Niurkaite | Daniel Lien | Nazlah Black | Sarah Miele | Lloyd Ryan Thomas | Laura Vingoe-Cramm | Matt McGill | Tori Burgess / Francesca Isherwood | Davina Leonard & Kristin Morris

Thu 4 Jun 2015 | Various times from 7pm | Day Pass £8/£6 (+ £1.50 online-only TF) | 18+



1910-1950 Rasa Niurkaite: 20 SEASONS
2030-2110 Daniel Lien: Julius


1900-1940 Nazlah Black: BC
2050-2105 Sarah Miele: If Only My Body Would Let Me


1920-1950 Lloyd Ryan Thomas: JOE in Memoriam
2020-2040 Laura Vingoe-Cramm: Bee Catching
2120-2200 Matt McGill: The Green Zone


2010-2050 Tori Burgess / Francesca Isherwood: The Quarter
2115-2155 Davina Leonard & Kristin Morris: Forty minutes on the lips


Rasa Niurkaite: 20 SEASONS

Where would you go after your life gets taken from you?

20 SEASONS reveals the life that happens on the other side of a curtain. True stories told by ballet dancers. Forced to leave the stage, they face a personality crisis and a decision: to be strong and start their life from scratch or surrender to the feeling of being empty after the life they once knew no longer exists. How do you find a reason to go on?

CAST: Charlotte Driesseler, Jacob Vigeland, Alison Peebles

Daniel LienJulius

“There are people who meant I went too far. A lot of matters were settled quickly. We were in deep negotiations. A hand reaches out through the bars. What do you do? Further negotiations were cancelled.”
When Julius is abandoned, only one man decides to help. But is it really the right thing to do?
Julius is an honest insight into friendship, love, responsibility and the brutality of being human.
There might be some dancing as well.
CAST: Jamie Buchanan, Daniel Lien, Jacob Vigeland


Nazlah Black: BC

What if it’s not just a phase? What if I’m incurable?
When do you learn to love yourself? Where does self-worth come from? How do we expect anyone to survive past the age of 20 when drugs and alcohol are the only weapons our young people have against self-loathing and fear? This show is about that struggle. This is the story of Benjamin and Christian. BC.

Benjamin: Laurence Scott
Christian: Stephen Redwood
Dani/Jessica/Therapist: Vivian Chan
DIRECTOR: Tim Pollack
WRITER: Nazlah Black
DRAMATURG: Nicholas Barton-Wines

Sarah Miele: If Only My Body Would Let Me

Told through aerial performance If Only My Body Would Let Me is an ode to the child inside us that never dies but sometimes gets forgotten.

An old woman is packing up her life. A life lived, enjoyed and running out. The highs and the lows. The pinch yourself moments and the better off forgotten ones. With each memory rediscovered they begin to take life above her.

“I would dance all night again if only my body would let me”

CAST: Sarah Miele (performer), Nicholas Barton-Wines (director), Bobby Ginty (musical director).

Lloyd Ryan Thomas: JOE in Memoriam

Where does our life’s truth reside? Without….Within?

Joe is dying, and all the long years have passed into a handful of minutes. Who were you Joe? What manner of man? What joys, what highs did you know? What mess did you make…and who will make it tidy?

CAST: Lloyd Ryan-Thomas

Laura Vingoe-Cramm: Bee Catching

A Memory Play.

A midnight in the future. A bedroom full of boxes, desk drawers, books, sheets, records, analogue tapes, suitcases, and empty bottles of miscellaneous alcohol. Nelly, a young woman, sits on the floor sorting through her rubbish bin. She finds a scrap of paper and reads…

CAST: Nelly: Sophie Kisilevsky

Matt McGill: The Green Zone

At the foot of their mother’s grave, sisters Lydia and Louise are confronted by the unsettling reality of their past and the gloomy prospects of their futures.

Lydia and Louise are sisters. The daughters of a revolutionary, the pair were raised in a world torn apart by war and political upheaval. Despite the cruelty of the world around them, the sisters continue to grasp for a sense of normalcy in their everyday lives. After months of broken communication, Louise arrives at their mother’s grave to find Lydia. When the sisters are confronted with their grim reality, they must reconcile their differences in order to make peace with their dark past.

CAST: Catherine Barr and Elizabeth Bouckley
DIRECTOR: Charlotte Driessler
WRITER: Matt McGill

Tori Burgess / Francesca Isherwood: The Quarter

Flying on the fourth wall

What happens before the action of a play? What is spoken before the words are said? What do you really know about the people you are watching? How does it feel to hurtle towards that moment, when once again you have to go on and face a thousand strangers. Embrace the voyeurism.

CAST: Tori Burgess and Francesca Isherwood

Davina Leonard & Kristin Morris: Forty Minutes on the Lips

A darkly comic, thought-provoking theatre experience about food. Audience members are invited to sit down with two friends for some light refreshment. Diners move from sweet to (un)savoury, as we confront our attitudes to eating, and obsessions with food, through conversation, performance and monologue.


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