Artists

National Theatre Scotland

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Vicky Featherstone and John Tiffany at National Theatre Scotland invited us to produce one of the opening shows of the NTS programme directed by John – there’s no way we were going to turn that offer down.

John had this bonkers idea of making a show in a block of flats in Cranhill, with abseilers descending the building. Our site was 25 Soutra Place - an 18-storey tower block and an iconic landmark on the M8 out of Glasgow. It became an outdoor spectacular featuring abseiling, dance and live film. From knocking on each resident’s door to the audience standing on the grass bank in front of the tower blocks to watch the show, this project was a brilliant lesson for us in creating a piece of theatre in amongst and with the heart of a community. Oh yes – and it was in February so it was really very cold…