Untitled Projects: Cain's Book

Behaviour presents

Untitled Projects: Cain's Book

Wed 26 - Sat 29 Mar 2014 | 7pm (6.30pm on Sat 29th) (175 mins) | Preview (26th): £10/£8 | Full/Conc: £12/£10 (Behaviour festival passes available for £48/£38)

Wed 26th March 7pm (£8/£10)
Thurs 27th March 7pm (£10/£12)
Fri 28th March 7pm (£10/£12)
Sat 29th March 6.30pm (£10/£12)

Written by Alexander Trocchi
Adapted and Directed by Alan McKendrick


Ian Hanmore (Game of Thrones, Young Adam)
Lou Prendergast
Ross Mann

Acclaimed worldwide as a high watermark for Scottish literature, Cain’s Book is a tour-de-force of poetic writing simultaneously occupying the modes of drug literature confessional, bleak comedy and philosophical tract, depicting protagonist Joe Necchi’s experiences from a Glasgow childhood through to adult life in 1950s New York as a scow captain and unrepentant heroin addict.

McKendrick’s adaptation juxtaposes theatre, cinematic and photographic projection, formation dance interludes and music from Glasgow avant-rock group Smack Wizards. A continuous three-hour live extravaganza – there will be opportunities to take intervals, yet incentives to remain throughout.

“… a mix of live performance, film, deliciously nihilistic little ditties and even an interval interlude of deadpan dance… You’re left wanting more, of course. This whole project could get seriously addictive.”
***** The Herald

On Sat 29th from 3.30-4.30pm The Arches hosts ‘Cosmonaut of Inner Space’: An exploration of the literary work of Alexander Trocchi. This pre-show discussion brings together a panel of guests to discuss the life and work of the celebrated author of Cain’s Book, followed by the performance at 6.30pm. Joining us for the discussion are PhD student and Trocchi specialist Gill Tasker, award-winning musician, writer, and filmmaker Erik Sandberg, and Hannah Van Hove, a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Glasgow currently researching Trocchi’s work.

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