The National Theatre of Scotland in association with The Arches presents
Fri 24 - Sat 25 Jan 2014 | 7.30pm (1 hour 30 mins) | Preview (24th): £9 | Performance (25th): £12/£10
By Kieran Hurley. Created with Liam Hurley, Gav Prentice, Julia Taudevin and Drew Wright.
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 golf club…
Set specifically in the town of each performance and drawing on storytelling, live music and the Scottish folk tradition, Rantin’ attempts to stitch together visions of Scotland’s romantic past with its ever-changing present reality, revealing the patchwork identity of a nation.
Originally presented as part of the Auteurs project, a collaboration between National Theatre of Scotland and The Arches, and Behaviour 2013 with support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Rantin is part cosy living room gathering, part play, part gig session.
“…this gorgeous piece of ceilidh-theatre, where music swirls engagingly, is taut, nuanced and illuminating”
Full tour listings________________
Ayr College, South Ayrshire
Monday 3 February at 7.30pm
Tickets: 01292 28235 | www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Town House, Hamilton
Tuesday 4 February at 7.30pm
Tickets: 01698 452299 | www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk
Thursday 6 February at 7.30pm
Tickets: 0845 874 3001 | www.summerhall.co.uk
Methil Community Education Centre, Leven, Fife
Friday 7 February at 7.30pm
Tickets: 01592 583302 | www.onfife.com
Birnam Institute, Perthshire
Saturday 8 February 2014 at 7.30pm
Tickets: 01738 621031 | www.horsecross.co.uk
Woodend Barn, Banchory, Aberdeenshire
Tuesday 11 February at 7.30pm
Tickets: 01330 825431 | www.woodendbarn.com
The Warehouse, Lossiemouth
Wednesday 12 February at 7.30pm
Tickets: 01343 814004 | www.thewarehousetheatre.co.uk
Assembly Rooms, Wick, Caithnesss and Sutherland
Thursday 13 February at 7.30pm
Tickets: 01955 602211 | Flower Patch
Kirkwall Town Hall, Orkney
Saturday 15 February at 7.30pm
Tickets: 018560 872239 | Gooves Record Shop
Mill Theatre, Thurso, Caithness
Tuesday 18 February at 7.30pm
Tickets: 01847 894698
Tongue Village Hall, Sutherland
Wednesday 19 February at 7.30pm
Tickets: 01847 611201 | Tongue Post Office
Durness Village Hall, Sutherland
Friday 21 February 2014 at 7.30pm
Tickets: 01971 511346
Ullapool Village Hall, Ross-shire
Saturday 22 February at 7.30pm
Tickets: 01854 612103 | The Ceilidh Place
Mull Theatre, Drumfuin, Tobermory
Tuesday 25 February at 8pm
Tickets: 01688 302828 | www.mulltheatre.com
Corran Hall, Oban, Argyll and Bute
Thursday 27 February at 7.30pm
Tickets: 01631 567333 | www.argyll-bute.gov.uk
Paisley Museum, Renfrewshire
Saturday 1 March at 7.30pm
Tickets: 0300 300 1210 | www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
The Arches Box Office | 0141 565 1000 | boxoffice at thearches dot co dot uk