A new play about being alone and making friends; starting fights and falling in love; being invisible and talking to cats.
Performed by Michael Abubakar, Dan Beesley and Rosalind Sydney
THREE years ago, Robbie McGuire started becoming invisible.
It’s not a big problem. It doesn’t affect his day-to-day life. Mrs Gillespie still gives him detention, Sarah Hargreaves still threatens to smash his face in, and Mr Bartnik the shop keeper still won’t let him forget that he owes 10p for a bottle of milk bought over a year ago.
But Robbie has started noticing that people bump into him a lot in the street.
That nobody ever really looks at him – they always look to the side or a metre behind, as though they’re not quite sure exactly where he is.
And this morning, the longer he looked in the mirror the less he could see of himself. And so begins Robbie’s journey on a very weird day.
Invisible Army is a new play by Victoria Beesley (My Friend Selma) which has been created in collaboration with young carers from the Glasgow South West Carers Centre.
Combining storytelling with movement and original live music, Invisible Army is a funny, moving, imaginative and charming insight into the life of a young carer.
“Terra Incognita was set up to tell the ‘extraordinary stories of ordinary people’, and if this show makes even one young carer more visible in the world, it’s done its job.” ★★★★ THE LIST
Invisible Army is directed by Emily Reutlinger (director of Uncanny Valley – winner of 2016 CATS award for Best Production for Children and Young People); choreography by Tony Mills (Room 2 Manoeuvre); designed by Alice Wilson (Magnetic North, Plutôt la Vie, Vision Mechanics); sound design by Danny Krass (Royal Court, Traverse Theatre); lighting design by Elle Taylor; music composed and played live by Dan Beesley.
For further information, interviews and photographs contact Wendy Niblock on 07961 814834 / e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 22 Oct | Eden Court Theatre | 7pm | £7 | 01463 234234 | eden-court.co.uk
Mon 24 Oct | Platform | 7pm | £8.50/£5/£4 | 0141 276 9696 (opt 1) | platform-online.co.uk
Thu 27 Oct | Beacon Arts Centre | 7pm | £10/£8 | 01475 723723 | beaconartscentre.co.uk
Sat 29 Oct | Dalmally Community Centre | 7pm | £5 (includes food) | Tickets from Dalmally Post Office 01838 200915
Notes to editors:
• Recommended age 12+
• Running time: 60mins
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Terra Incognita is a Glasgow-based arts organisation that uses theatre and the arts to share the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. It makes and tours theatre shows, creates walking tours and works with a wide range of people on community-based arts projects.
It was set up by artistic director, Victoria Beesley, in 2012.
Since then, the company has been using theatre and the arts to uncover and share real-life stories that people might not have heard before.
Photo credit: Colin Hattersley
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