Ben directs Music is Torture by Louise Quinn in a Tromolo Productions / Tron Theatre co-production, running at Tron 18th, 19th, 20th May, Traverse One 25th, 26th, 27th May and Eden Court 1st June. The production, set in Limbo Studios, follows the fortunes of Jake, a down-on-his luck music producer who discovers that his track is being used to torture prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. Music is by A Band Called Quinn performing as psych-rock outfit Dawnings, with Andy Clark as Jake and Harry Ward as Nick. Set and Costume by Emily James, Music Production, Direction and Mixing by Bal Cooke, Video Design by Tim Reid and Lighting by Kate Bonney. Producer is Dani Rae.
South Bend by Martin McCormick, will play the Hidden Door Festival at Leith Theatre, in a work-in-progress showing 30th, 31st May and 1st June. Martin will perform with recent RCS graduate Jess Chanliau with live foley accompaniment by David Pollock.
Jury Play by Jenny Scott and Ben Harrison, which looks at the disempowerment of the jury in the traditional criminal trial, will be presented in a Grid Iron/Traverse Theatre co-production opening in early October. Traverse One will be transformed into a court room, with some audience members selected to join the actors on the jury.
March: Collaborative workshop training designers on working in found space with Ephemera Collective from Novi Sad, Serbia, The Envelope Room and Grid Iron
April: Rehearsals and work-in-progress sharing of Rob Drummond’s adaptation of The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar with magic by Scott Silven for Helen Milne Productions.
May: Rehearsals and Opening of Music is Torture at the Tron Theatre
Work-in-progress sharing of South Bend at Hidden Door Festival
June/July: Rehearsals for Matthew Zajac’s The Sky is Safe, presented by Dogstar
August: Performances of The Sky is Safe at Summerhall Edinburgh, part of the Made in Scotland showcase 2017
September: Scottish tour of The Sky is Safe. Rehearsals commence for Grid Iron’s new production Jury Play
October: Opening performances of Jury Play at the Traverse.