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
THICKSKIN WORKSHOPS |
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*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
PRAISE FOR THE STATIC AT EDINBURGH FRINGE 2012 |
“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.”
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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.”