Anything That Gives Off Light

The reviews are in for Anything That Gives Off Light

ATGOL 4- Pic by Eoin Carey

 

***** An astonishingly accomplished piece of work…as entertaining as it is intellectually demanding.
Fest Mag

**** A fierce poetic snapshot of two contemporary cultures linked by history.
The Scotsman

The three distinctive actors [are] perfectly matched, giving tough, intelligent performances, masking an inner warmth behind their deadpan wit.
Variety

**** Exhilarating…Raw, heartfelt and messy on several levels…Boldly theatrical.
The Stage

**** A trenchant critique of global complicity…attacks pieties about Scottish and American victimhood, drawing the line between fantasies of freedom and violent aggression.
The List

**** A whisky-fired fantasia.
Herald Scotland

The gauzy dream-world of their storytelling where we can zip from West Virginia to Scotland makes this adventure magical and messy. The labyrinthine format of the show is a fitting way to explore as complex a morass as identity. Nothing is fixed. Ideas morph with time and so too must our storytelling.
Exeunt

**** A true celebration of Scottish culture, humour, music and storytelling.
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Want to learn more about Anything That Gives Off Light?

View more production and rehearsal photos on Facebook.
Listen to music from the show and an interview with Jess and Sandy on BBC Radio’s Janice Forsyth Show.
Read more about the show in these features from The GuardianFest MagazineHerald ScotlandThe Scotsman, and The List.

Performances run thru August 26. All performances are SOLD OUT.

Rehearsals begin for Anything That Gives Off Light

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Hello from post-Brexit London, where Rachel, Jess, Matty, and Nick joined our Scottish collaborators on Monday to begin rehearsals for Anything That Gives Off Light. It’s a surreal time to be here to say the least, working on a play exploring (among many things) collective and self-interest, the Scottish independence movement, and America’s second amendment.

We begin performances at the Edinburgh International Festival on August 16, and can’t wait to be back. If you will be in town for the festivals, you have 13 chances to the see the show, but many performances are selling out already. Book a ticket now and have a drink with us after!

 

Photo: Eoin Carey.