The Static

ThickSkin presents

The Static

by Davey Anderson

Mon 3 - Thu 6 Sep 2012 | Mon 3rd & Wed 5th: 7pm | Thurs 6th: 7pm & 9pm | £11/£8

A magnetic new play from the award-winning ThickSkin about desire, guilt and mind over matter.

“Most people’s thoughts stay inside their heads. Not mine. My thoughts travel. My thoughts do things. Don’t believe me? Just watch.”

The Static is a kinetic coming-of age story about desire, guilt and mind over matter, and follow up to ThickSkin’s critically acclaimed sell-out success Blackout (winner of The Arches Brick Award).

Meet Sparky, a bright but volatile 15-year-old boy, who is written off at school as a disruptive influence and a lost cause, but when he falls in love with a strange girl called Siouxsie he discovers a newfound superpower.

Written by Davey Anderson
Directed and choreographed by Neil Bettles
Developed in partnership with Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland, in association with The Core at Corby Cube and with support from The Arches and National Theatre of Scotland.

Suitable for ages 14+
Showing on Thurs 6th at 9pm is 18+ only
Please enter through the Argyle Street entrance


Thurs 6th Sep | 2pm-4pm and 4.30pm-6.30pm | Free

ThickSkin is offering an exclusive opportunity for professional artists to work with Artistic Director Neil Bettles in a Discover Static workshop.

The workshops will explore ThickSkin’s approach to creating theatre, covering devising techniques and physicality. Participants will gain insight into the rehearsal process and create their own material in response to creative tasks.

The company are also offering exclusive teacher/student group workshops, free to groups booking 10 or more tickets to see the show.

To book your place, or arrange a group workshop, please contact

*Please note that to be eligible for the workshop, participants must have purchased a ticket for the performance. Call Box Office on 0141 565 1000 or click here to book yours now

“Neil taught us new skills and made us work really hard, but it was totally worth it. I think I could do anything now!”
Participant in residency at The Kingswood School, Corby

“I am always amazed by how much you get out of them in just a few days and once again the production bowled me over.”
David Tristram, head teacher at The Kingswood School, Corby


“such a direct, in-your-face energy and invention that it becomes irresistible.”
The Scotsman ****

“A pinwheeling kaleidoscope of movement, light and sound. Truly inspiring fusion of physicality and multimedia.”
Fringe Biscuit 4/5

“Dramatic, dynamic and suspenseful to the last”
The Public Reviews *****

“All you really need to know is that this show is amazing. Really, really, amazing.”
ThreeWeeks *****