STREET THEATRE DAY
PHYSICAL FEST WILL BRING WILLIAMSON SQUARE TO LIFE ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 29 MAY 2017… between 11am and 4pm suitable for all!
5.30- 7.30 FREE entertainment to follow our street theatre day at Invisible Wind Factory, with delicious Italian street food and bar.
Urban Astronaut provides a glimpse of a future that might be…where problems surrounding air pollution have grown to a crisis point, is there any way back?
The answer is found in a simple encounter with a young girl who provides the one thing the astronaut has lost…hope.
Winner of the Gi20 Audience Prize 2015
(12 & 2pm)
“Here be Dragons” celebrates puppetry and spectacle on a large scale. Two huge Dragons invade the city streets, accompanied by mysterious figures from the past. Who are they? Where have they come from? And what lessons do they have to teach us?
(11am & 2.40pm)
Physical Fest presents new works in progress from exciting emerging and established artists, testing their work in our cities streets
‘Where the f**k is Debenhams?’ Anthony Cairns
‘What better way
Than to spend the day
Happily whiling the hours away… Shopping.’ – William Wordsworth
I’ve been on-line, got my price check app, the train’s at six and we got here late. Let’s go! Seriously though, where the f**k is Debenhams?
Anthony is the recipient of the Physical Fest 2017 Street Theatre Bursary Award, given to artist to develop a new idea and test it out at the festival.
(Performing between 12.30 and 3.30pm)
‘Limits’ explores the mental limitationswe, society and culture put upon ourselves. Inspired by Jorge Bucay’s story ‘The Chained Elephant’, using clown, circus, music and movement, we see a man battling with fear, and celebrating our individual possibilities.
(1 & 3pm)
Surge is Scotland’s key organisation for the development of street arts, physical theatre and circus.
Developed and supported by Surge, this year we’re revealing three brand new, gloriously eccentric street theatre acts from emerging artists.
Werewomen – Suzie Ferguson, Beth Frieden and Diane Thornton
Beware the Werewomen! As they prowl the city streets in search of prey… Using Clown and Street Theatre, this fun, slapstick-filled performance will turn the traditional fairytale on its head.
(11.15am & 2.40pm)
Dirty Laundry Campaign – Sarah Rose Graber and Ruxandra Cantir Forget rhetoric and oratorial skills. These two politicians prefer to use slaps, dance offs, and fighting with bubbles to get their points across. If that doesn’t work – a good, old-fashioned smear campaign could do the trick.
(11.30am & 3.45pm)
Come witness the magical abilities of the self-proclaimed greatest magician in the world Magic Dave! And also his lowly, stupid, incredibly bald apprentice Average Jack.
(11.30am & 3.45pm)