Event Type: Drama
The Dark Carnival: Unplugged

Solo accordionist performs in The Dark Carnival

DATE:
Sat 18 May

TIME:
7:30PM

PRICE:
£14, £12 £6 for schoolchildren

DESCRIPTION:

Join the afterlife full of long-lost lovers, ghosts and songs that find themselves in a musical space somewhere between Leonard Cohen and The Muppets.

The Dark Carnival: Unplugged

Written by Matthew Lenton. Songs, lyrics and music by Biff Smith. Co-directed by Nikki Kalkman & Matthew Lenton. Performed by Robert Jack and Biff Smith

Created by Vanishing Point

The Dark Carnival: Unplugged is an intimate music and theatre show with songs, storytelling and a free (though not compulsory!) glass of whisky for everyone. It tells the tale of newcomers to the afterlife who discover that death is not actually the end. Incredulous at their continuity, they form their own necropolitan community where every night is party night.

Based on the recent five-star theatre spectacular The Dark Carnival, this new unplugged version features Biff Smith lead singer of A New International  on acoustic guitar and narrator Robert Jack telling the story of the residents of Dickinsons Brae cemetery – a love story that spans life and death and a celebratory, heart-warming night out.

Inspired by Weimar cabaret, danse macabre, Kurt Weill and Lionel Bart, the songs find themselves in a musical space somewhere in between Leonard Cohen and The Muppets.

‘each and everyone sings out for the great refusal, and for the joy of life itself’ ***** The Herald on The Dark Carnival

‘sit back and revel in this strange and wonderful entertainment for the moment we live in, and for all those who understand how human beings can always create songs and stories, wit and beauty, even in extremis’ **** The Scotsman on The Dark Carnival

The Dark Carnival – Reviews 

***** The Herald

https://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/17472386.mark-browns-theatre-reviews-the-dark-carnival-and-all-my-sons/

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