The Dark Carnival by Matthew Lenton (Scottish Tour)
A music and theatre spectacle, The Dark Carnival features sixteen performers and musicians.
Through songs, spoken word and Vanishing Point's unmistakeable imagery, they tell the story of newcomers to the afterlife who discover, much to their surprise, that death is not actually the end. Incredulous at their continuity, they form their own necropolitan community where every night is party night: songs get sung, love gets made and whisky flows.
Above the ground, the cemetery brims with life. But a mysterious event throws the lives of the living into uncertainty. When news reaches the cemetery, an underground revolution begins, led by the stoical Mrs Mark and her band of necropolitans.
Created and performed by Vanishing Point and A New International, The Dark Carnival will transport audiences into an unexpected vision of the afterlife full of long-lost lovers, half-hearted ghosts, and songs that find themselves in a musical space somewhere in between Leonard Cohen and The Muppets.
Citizens Theatre at Tramway | Glasgow
Tues 19 February - Sat 2 March
Audio Described Performace: Sat 23 February
BSL Interpreted Performance: Fri 1 March
Post-show Discussion: Thurs 28 February
Traverse Theatre | Edinburgh
Wed 6 - Sat 9 March
Post-show Discussion: Thurs 7 March
Dundee Rep | Dundee
Wed 13 - Sat 16 March
The Dark Carnival: Unplugged Tour Dates:
Isle of Eigg Community Hall | Isle of Eigg
Mon 13 May
Presented by Isle of Eigg residents
Theatre Royal Dumfies | Dumfries
Thurs 16 May
Paisley Arts Centre Grounds | Paisley
Fri 17 May
Part of the Out of Place Festival
Written by Matthew Lenton
Please see venues for booking information
Date and Location:
Start Date: Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
End Date: Saturday, 16 March, 2019