Light Boxes

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.

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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.