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Summerhall Place, Edinburgh

Wednesday, 26 Jun - Thursday, 27 Jun

Free

Join us as we test part of the Portal performance, the latest performance project from Martin Green of LEPUS.  On Wed and Thurs we are looking for 12 willing audience members, on Friday we are looking for 24.

This will be very much part of the creative process, so not a performance!  But as such should it be very exciting!  And having tested the portal with us you might want to come back on Sunday and see our sharing (which you can book for here)

Here is what we know already about The Portal 

It is a multi-disciplinary experiential piece involving music, performance and animation

It is an immersive piece for small audiences-between 100 and 140 at one time

It is particularly well suited to unusual spaces, basements,cellars, tents,disused factories etc

The Portal is expected to premiere in Scotland in 2020 and we are now gathering partner interest for touring from June 2020 onwards

For The Portal, Martin has brought together a team of some of Scotland's finest creative brains including: 

Wils Wilson (National Theatre of Scotland's The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Karine Polwart's Wind Resistance,  and the forthcoming Life is a Dream for the Lyceum Theatre).  

Designer Kai Fischer (Tracks of the Winter Bear, Traverse Theatre, Saturday Night and The Destroyed Room Vanishing Point)  

Performers Dylan Read (founder member of Théâtre Senza, and with Wils Wilson for Royal Lyceum/Bristol Old Vic -Twelfth Night; The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other; Cockpit) and Isobel MacArthur (Cyrano de Bergerac National Theatre of Scotland as well as work for The Tron, Pitlochry Festival, Lyceum and Citizens Theatre). 

Regular Lepus collaborators and BAFTA winners Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson contribute animation 

In addition to Martin’s own composition original music from  James Holden (Warp/Border Community) has been specifically commissioned for The Portal 

If you require any more information at this point please feel free to contact Elisa de Waal at [email protected]. To learn more about Lepus please visit our website on www.lepusproductions.com

 

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Venue

Summerhall Place

Summerhall Place

Edinburgh

Access

If you require assistance with mobility of any sort, or if standing is problematic for you, please let us know and we will make necessary arrangements. 

Organiser

Lepus Productions

Lepus is about creating beautiful music In visually stunning worlds Formed by artistic director Martin Green (Lau) and producer Penny King in 2015, Edinburgh based Lepus make music based theatrical performances. Lepus’ work asks questions about the world and the nature of humanity. Often drawn to difficult and challenging topics, recent shows have examined; migration, gender portrayal in art, narcotics and the nature of time. Lepus’s first production – Flit, toured extensively in the UK and Australia, garnering critical praise and nominations for Best Song and Best Album at the BBC folk Awards. Commissioning partners have included: Edinburgh International Festival, The Barbican London, Perth International Festival, Australia, Opera North, The Kronos Quartet, Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, The PRS for Music Foundation.