The Arches presents
Sun 14 - Thu 18 Sep 2014 | Sun 14 - Tue 16, 7.30pm | Wed 17, 6pm | Thu 18, 7.30pm | £12 / £10 | 18+ all nights except Wed 17 (14+)
Directed by Rob Drummond and David Overend.
Starring: Moyo Akande, Rob Drummond, Lesley Hart, James McAnerney, Gaylie Runciman, Benny Young, Kieran Baker.
Media darling and Scottish national treasure Roberta Bishop chairs an independence debate featuring Conservative MP Sir Edward Hammer, the SNP’s Sarah Bailey, journalist Petra Lang and controversial comedian Bruce Carrick.
In the audience, Wallace waits patiently to ask his question…
So begins act one of Rob Drummond’s latest work-in-development; a theatrical panel debate where audience participation is encouraged but not mandatory. Audiences are invited to question the panel or just sit tight and see what twists and revelations emerge from the debate.
Over the course of three acts, Wallace asks how and why we make decisions; where our principles come from; what our history means to us; and why independence and identity matter, if indeed they really do.
Wallace is a staged work-in-development, co-commissioned by National Theatre of Great Britain and The Arches. Developed with support from National Theatre Studio.
Full EARLY DAYS programme:
Rob Drummond ‘Wallace’ | Sun 14 – Thurs 18 Sept ’14 | £12/£10
Robert Ormerod ‘Political Youth’ |Thurs 4 – Fri 19 Sept ’14 | FREE
Adam Scarborough ‘Please Wait to be Seated’ | Fri 5 – Fri 19 Sept ’14 | Cafe Bar Takeover
Symposium: Imagining Scotland – Pasts, Presents, Futures | Sun 14 Sept ’14 | FREE
Marcus Montgomery Roche: Vote for Me | Tues 16 Sept ’14 | FREE
Trigger: How to Choose? by Davey Anderson and Gary McNair | Wed 17 Sept ’14 | £8/£6
The Arches Political Party | Thurs 18 Sept ’14 | £5 / FREE with Wallace ticket
The What Now? Brunch | Fri 19 Sept ’14 | FREE for the first 30 guests
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”