Adapted from the novel by Shane Jones. Directed by Finn den Hertog.
7th – 30th August 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Summerhall
Winner Scotsman Fringe First
Winner The Scottish Arts Club Theatre Awards 2nd Prize
It has been February for over a hundred days. Flight has been banned and no-one is to speak or think of it ever again. While the townspeople talk of war, Bianca and her parents try to understand the mysterious sadness that has engulfed their community.
Adapted in collaboration with an ensemble of artists from the novel by Shane Jones and combining live music, sumptuous language and visual story-telling, Light Boxes’ dreamlike prose is brought to life in a single space, fully transformed into perpetual winter, by multi award-winning Fringe regulars Grid Iron.
What The Press Said:
★★★★ The Scotsman
"There's a gorgeous sense of hand-knitted magic to den Hertog's production, from the way the cast of Melody Grive, Keith Macpherson and Vicki Manderson split the narrative between them as if telling a bedside story for dystopian times, to the way they play fiddle and junkyard percussion to accompany Michael John McCarthy's live backwoods slow-core score."★★★★ The Herald
"Karen Tennent's set design, supported by Simon Wilkinson's lights and music from the company, is simply sublime. We are surrounded by trees with foil balloons in the sky, woodchips beneath our feet and the smell of mint in the air. It is truly breath-taking... Director Finn den Hertog's vision is extraordinary making this a fairy tale on a grand scale. The performances are exceptional and Michael John McCarthy's music adds a wonderful layer... a theatrical experience we will remember for years to come."★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Independent
Cast & Creative Team:
Selah: Melody Grove
Thaddeus: Keith Macpherson
Bianca: Vicki Manderson
Musician: Michael John McCarthy
Director/Adaptor: Finn den Hertog
Producer: Judith Doherty
Composer/Sound Designer: Michael John McCarthy
Set & Costume Designer: Karen Tennent
Lighting Designer: Simon Wilkinson
Video Designer: Lewis den Hertog
Dramaturg: Jake Jeppson
Production Manager: Fiona Fraser
Technical Manager: Roy Fairhead
Stage Manager: Mickey Graham
Deputy Stage Manager: Anne Page
Technican/Operator: Dave Cooper
Associate Lighting Designer: Elleanor Taylor
Design Assistant: Emily Bates
Finance & Development Manager: Deborah Crewe
Print Design: Emma Quinn
Print Image: Laurence Winram
Other support: Guy Coletta, Lee Davis, Andy Gannon, Rob McDonald, Chris Richardson & Beata Zemanek
Development workshop: Matthew Barker, Brian Ferguson, Melody Grove, Finn den Hertog, Lewis den Hertog, Vicki Manderson, Michael John McCarthy & Anne Page.
The shows are listed in chronological order with the most recent first.