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If you are interested in booking any of these shows, please contact Sheena - sheena@ruraltouringagency.co.uk

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Fear of Music

Set between 1988 and 1993 and packed with beautiful observation and outrageously good jokes. Two brothers with starkly different futures discover how easy it is to get lost in a country that doesn't look after its own.

 

In this is immersive show, the audience sits within a 1980s bedroom. Surrounded by guitars, mixtapes and dreams, they will share in the joy and laughter, tension and relief as relationships shift and events spiral out of control.

From the award-winning Bunbury Banter Theatre Company, based in Dumfries & Galloway, which produces fearlessly responsive, entertaining theatre, specialising in creating immersive experiences and bringing together multiple art forms.


Touring Scotland October 2020

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 Paper Moon 

The moonlight is beautiful, shining across the bedroom floor, but all is not as calm as it seems… Poppy Diddle wakes up to discover that the MoonMoo (the cow that jumped over the moon) has got stuck on the Moon! Poppy’s mission is clear - will you be Poppy’s friend at Astronaut School and help her build paper rockets to get to space and rescue MoonMoo?  5-4-3-2-1-BLAST OFF!

Join Poppy and her dog Peppy for songs and fun as she launches across the canvas sky, at the speed of light, towards the Paper Moon.

Paper Moon, commissioned by Cumbernauld Theatre, at The Barn, Banchory, Lyth Arts, and Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, Dec 2019. 

Touring Apr & Oct 2020 (also long runs Dec 2020). Available 2021.

 

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 GROW 

It's the first day of spring and tiny tendrils of new life are peeping out of the ground, stretching their way into the sunshine and a riot of glorious colour.

Tendrils unfurl, roots reach out and grow and find each other, and giant seedpods roll on to the stage in which the performers are hidden and gradually more and more tendrils unfurl, roots reach out and grow and are taken into a joyful Busby-Berkeley-inspired showstopper. Spring is well and truly sprung! 


GROW - for audiences aged 3-7 years - is a curious, mellow, playful springtime adventure, brought to you by  Indepen-dance4, the company that created the award-winning and internationally acclaimed Four Go Wild in Wellies

Toured Apr & Oct 2019.

Some availability autumn 2020 and festivals.

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Don't Stop Me Now

The Flames return with a new, full-length performance, Don’t Stop Me Now, challenging the taboos surrounding ageing, and taking artistic and thematic risks.

 

Presented by Tricky Hat, Don’t Stop Me Now uses performance, film and specially composed music to celebrates the superb stories and lives of the over-50s performers.

 

This performance will have BSL Integration.

SHOWCASE April 1 2020, The Tron, Glasgow, 7pm

Touring Scotland 2021

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Rendition

Using detailed research findings from The Rendition Project, Tragic Carpet’s radical new work tells the story of one man’s nightmare experience as the first suspect to be taken into the CIA’s detention programme. 


“...a profoundly moving piece of total theatre… beautiful, exquisitely made show driven by a quiet but fierce sense of humanity and compassion” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman ★★★★
 
A potent and immersive installation which is where the action takes place and the audience experiences the work – ideal for community spaces, studios, exhibition spaces and galleries.  Uses an innovative mix of puppetry, soundscapes and visual theatre to shine a light on the collusion between the CIA and the British Government - and explores the juxtaposition between extreme vulnerability and absolute power.
 

 

Touring Sep/Oct 2020

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Heroes

From All or Nothing and Room to Manoeuvre, Heroes is a fabulous family show for age 5+, 

In their quirky circus universe, two performers (and their miniature sidekicks) explore what it means to be a hero. The dynamic duo tackle the darker side of life in the spotlight and the pressures of being a role model with a never-ending list of enemies. Are we blinded by celebrity? Or are the ordinary people living extraordinary lives our true heroes? Families assemble – don't miss this clever caper told through aerial dance theatre and contemporary circus


​All or Nothing are Scotland's leading aerial dance company, pioneering aerial arts in Scotland since 2006, blending aerial acrobatics with dance, theatre and contemporary circus. 

Touring UK 2020 & 2021. Also available for festivals

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Four Go Wild in Wellies

Four Go Wild In Wellies is touring internationally only throughout 2019 and 2020.


Four Go Wild in Wellies, for audiences aged 3-5 years, is a whimsical adventure featuring bobble hats, scarves, tents that have a life of their own and, of course, lots of fun in wellies.

"They dance out their story hilariously and touchingly, much to the delight of the young audience...sheer delight"

acrossthearts.co.uk**** 

Touring 2019/20 to Columbia, Finland, Frankfurt, New York, Ontario, Montreal

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Within This Dust

​This critically acclaimed show from Shaper/Caper is inspired by Richard's Drew's iconic photographs that capture a man falling from the World Trade Centre during the 9/11 attacks.


Choreographer Thomas Small combines text, movement and subtle storytelling​ in an emotive piece of dance theatre.

Within This Dust has had sell-out shows at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and World Trade Centre in New York, in Germany and Brazil, and at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


“So beautiful. I had tears pouring down my face” Scotsman****


Can be performed in theatres and rural venues. Workshops and an education pack are available too. 

Touring Feb & Sept 2020. Available 2021.

One-off performances available.

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The Unwanted

For 15 years, Thomas has faced a constant, stifling stream of rejection. Dates broken, relationships soured but even worse … dance pieces that never got made. From a large-scale interactive piece about the apocalypse to a piece exploring the nuances of cheddar cheese, for one night only, using letters of rejection as a starting point, Thomas will bring them to life. Maybe we’ll discover there was a reason that they never got made …
 

A comedy musical about failure - is this a metaphor of the current British political landscape? Is this the near future of the UK after Brexit within the EU? Does Theresa May feels like this? And Boris?


With comedy songs specially written by Mark Franks of The Overtones, and with lots of audience dancing and karaoke, this comedy dance theatre show makes for a brilliant night out.

Touring March & October 2020.

One-off performances available.

 

 

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No Offence

Five performers weave together dance, animation, video design, film, sound and games to explore what it’s like for a young person to ‘come out’ in the 21st century. 

No Offence is aimed at young people aged 12+ and explores the experience of coming out in the 21st century, based on verbatim transcriptions of interviews with LGBTQI+ young (and not so young) people from across the globe through partnerships with LGBT Youth Scotland, the US-based It Gets Better and Trevor projects.

 

There is also a digital exhibition before show – the result of a year-long collaborative project with MacManus Gallery, Dundee.

From the award-winning choreographer Thomas Small, the first artist in residence with BBC Radio 2, and choreographer of V&A Dundee's opening ceremony.


Touring 2021

 

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