Dogstar Theatre Company in "Factor 9"
8th April 2014
9th April 2014.
At a time when the NHS has been much challenged, we open our season with a play set against the backdrop of the tainted blood products scandal affecting thousands of haemophiliacs worldwide. Factor 9 is a visceral horror story of human survival and a cry for justice in the face of a medical industrial nightmare. Dogstar reunites the creators of The Tailor of Inverness to present a vibrant new production and a story which cries out to be told.
This production is a World Premiere by Dogstar Theatre Company in association with Profilteatern and Umea 2014.
The play was written by Hamish MacDonald inspired by the testimonies of Bruce Norval and Robert Mackie.
Director Ben Harrison
Designer Emily James
Composer/sound design Pippa Murphy
Video design by Tim Reid
Lighting Design Paul Claydon
From the brutal Arkansas penal system to the isolated voices of survivors in Scotland, this searing piece uses a bold theatricality, reaching into the roots of the tragedy and the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic in America.
Using testimony, transcripts, articles, reports and documentary evidence, two actors present a multi-media performance dominated by that vital fluid, blood, exploring everyday human experience and how lives were changed forever.
Dogstar Theatre Company in Factor 9
Location: Lyth Arts Centre
Age suitability : 14+
This Winter, Lyth Arts Centre will produce a new drive-in festive experience for all the family to enjoy. Through a projection mapping installation, this exhibition will share Caithness' amazing Winter and Christmas history.
Worries over the financial outlook for Lyth Arts Centre (LAC) have been eased for the time being after the venue was awarded £97,000 in Scottish Government funding. The sum - from the Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund - represents the full figure requested by co-directors Charlotte Mountford and Tom Barnes, who say the money secures LAC's short-term future up to the end of March next year.
Posted 16/03/20 on Lyth Arts Centre web site by Calvin Wilson [Last updated: Tuesday 17 March, 10.30am]. Here at Lyth Arts Centre, we've already taken steps towards keeping our audiences happy and healthy with the recent Coronavirus developments.
Danish duo Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund perform with violin, accordion and viola. The accomplished duo has its roots in Jutland, Denmark, and emerged from the folk scene formed around the Academy of Music in Odense, which until recently was named after composer and musician Carl Nielsen.
SCOTLAND'S YEAR OF COASTS AND WATERS 2020 Posted 06/01/20 by Charlotte Mountford Happy New Year! January marks the beginning of Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters 2020. This year, Scotland celebrates its Coasts and Waters with a year-long programme of events and activities which will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape.
7th and 8th December 2019. Saturday 7th December - Sold Out.
The ancient folklore tradition of ‘buying the wind' was common across Caithness and the fishing routes of the North Atlantic. The tradition involved sailors purchasing 3 knots of thread, rope or fabric, to be undone as wind is required, but the mariner is instructed on no account to untie the third knot, as it may start a hurricane.
6th December 4.00 - 9.00pm. handmade home grown willow baskets lichen inspired art greetings cards string dogs handmade paper art turned wooden xmas trees childrens books written & illustrated by Liz O'Donnell There is also FREE fun for all ages - come along and join in with Lyth Arts Centre's Wishing the Wind outdoor light installation - make a wind spinner to hang on the tree!.
Starts: 4:00pm Ends: 9:00pm. An indoor market with stalls from local artists and makers, supplying you with all your Christmas gifts and goodies.
Caithness Young Company will be holding a workshop for anyone interested in going to Drama College, but doesn't know where to start. This workshop will take you through the different types of auditions and the various drama courses available in Scotland.
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