by Karine Polwart
directed by Wils Wilson
Having performed sell-out runs at Edinburgh International Festival 2016 and Celtic Connections 2017, Wind Resistance returns to The Lyceum for a limited run, this time on the main stage.
Every autumn, two and a half thousand pink-footed geese fly from Greenland to winter at Fala Flow, a protected peatbog south-east of Edinburgh. From this windy plateau, writer and singer Karine Polwart surveys the surrounding landscape through history, song, birdlore and personal memoir. Ideas of sanctuary, maternity, goose skeins, Scottish football legend and medieval medicine all take flight, in this compelling combination of story and song.
Wind Resistance is co-produced with Karine Polwart and was originally presented in association with Edinburgh International Festival, supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.
Cast and Credits
Karine Polwart Writer and Performer
Wils Wilson Director
David Greig and Liam Hurley Dramaturg
Pippa Murphy Sound Designer
Camilla Clarke Visual Designer
Jeanine Byrne Lighting Designer
Janice Parker Movement Director
Sandy Butler Videographer
Ben Seal and Mark Whyles Live Sound
Karine Polwart talks about Wind Resistance.
Dates and Times
3 - 11 November 2017
Tuesday - Saturday
Wednesdays and Saturdays
Approximately 1h 45 minutes (including one 20 minute interval)
For Access performances see below
Tuesday - Saturday: £25
Wednesday and Saturday: £25
Not available on Premium Seats: from £10
All prices guaranteed until 1 September 2017
'A stunning exploration of the myths and stories of the land around us'
'Delicate tale of human tragedy that combines music, storytelling and natural soundscapes to find universal themes.'
'It's an unforgettable, addictive piece from a performer that has you rapt at every word and note.'
The Edinburgh Reporter
'Karine Polwart’s warm solo show guides us through the landscapes of her Midlothian home with history and humour''
'Polwart has the audience hooked.'
'A beautiful and tender theatre debut from Scottish folk singer Karine Polwart.'
What's On Stage
British Theatre Guide
'A beguiling and salutary performance.'