Fri 14 Dec 2012
The Arches triumphed last night at the Creative Scotland Awards, winning the Best Theatre Award for the innovative multimedia theatre project Whatever Gets You Through The Night.
Lead performer Frances Thorburn and designer Alice Wilson collected the award at a ceremony at the Kelvingrove Museum on Thursday 13th December.
Created by Cora Bissett with Swimmer One and David Greig, this groundbreaking live event had a sell-out run at The Arches in June 2012, featuring actors, visuals by Kim Beveridge, aerial work, new writing by some of Scotland’s top novelists, poets and playwrights, and a whole album’s worth of original music by acclaimed Scottish musicians.
Whatever Gets You Through The Night is a visual and aural banquet blending circus, cabaret, and a host of stories – all of which take place across Scotland between the hours of midnight and 4am.
As well as the live show, this unique, groundbreaking project also takes the form of a book, an album (released by Biphonic Records) and a film (directed by Daniel Warren) which will be shown at The Arches on Friday 15th February 2013 as part of the Glasgow Music and Film Festival.
The artists, writers and performers in Whatever Gets You Through The Night are Errors, Alan Bissett, Rachel Sermanni, Withered Hand, Annie Griffin, Meursault, David Greig, RM Hubbert, Wounded Knee, Alan Spence, Ricky Ross, Conquering Animal Sound, Emma Pollock, Isabel Wright, Kirstin Innes, Swimmer One, Bigg Taj, Stef Smith, Eugene Kelly, Talkingmakesnosense, David Ireland, Kieran Hurley and Skye Loneragan.