Award winning theatre coming to the Scottish Borders!
This April the Melrose Corn Exchange will host award-winning theatre makers Two Destination Language who bring their hit of MANIPULATE Festival 2020 on the road. Two years after its premiere (just weeks before the pandemic hit) Fault Lines returns with new cast members and a fresh determination to bring joy, feminism and a catwalk full of stories to the Scottish Borders.
Examining the ever blurring cultural lines between how we look and how we see each other, Fault Lines brings six strong, brave and diverse performers together to share one stage, with each audience member navigating their own sound path through the performance.
It’s a cast that is diverse in background, diverse in colour, and diverse in ability. Audiences will meet performer and award-winning BSL interpreter Caroline Ryan; dancer Welly O’Brien; performer Rachel Glover; dancer and BSL performance maker Irina Vartopeanu; dancer, theatre maker, facilitator and micro-activist Emma Jayne Park; and choreographer and member of the Meraki Collective Emilie Lahouel. All six try on a pantheon of personas through changing costumes and physicalities, as they show us the many versions of who they are.
The audience will experience the show as a kind of historical, political, musical silent disco. Using the Listen Everywhere app and headphones, every audience member will be able to navigate between six distinct channels at their own pace. This is the only show where you can flick between a playlist of guilty pleasures, a history of the domination of the English language, and personal narratives of otherness and belonging, each of these and more illuminating the flowing garments, breaking stilettos and killer looks sashaying down the runway.
This is a show that foregrounds the beauty in our differences. Under the experimental eyes of creative duo Alister Lownie and Katherina Radeva, venues across the UK will transform into unorthodox runways for an unmissable live performance experience.
Combining playfulness, movement and text, Fault Lines invites us to question our own assumptions in this powerful play of identity, equality and inequality in this time of tectonic shifts. This is Susan Sontag meets America’s Next Top Model.
Saturday 30 April 2022
Melrose Corn Exchange
Doors 19.00 / Performance 19.30