How does it feel to find oneself on a ‘burning platform’ with a pressing need for change but limited options? Pibroch, is a multimedia theatre production which explores parallels between the Climate Emergency and the Piper Alpha Disaster in 1988.
Created by Aberdeenshire – based writer and artist, John Bolland, this exciting new production uses words, live music and striking visual imagery to represent the personal and social experiences of Piper Alpha survivors and their relationship to the challenges each of us face in a warming world.
Co-directed by Mark Thomson, former Artistic Director at the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh, Pibroch is crafted by an outstanding team of theatre professionals. John Bolland’s words are complemented by Fraser Fifield who provides live musical accompaniment to the performance.
The performance is followed by an after-show creative conversation allowing the audience to discuss the feelings and ideas evoked by the show and their general concerns and engagement with issues around the climate emergency.
Audience feedback “Intense” “Demanding” “Gripping” “Heavy” “Crafted” “Powerful” “Masterful”
“I started to imagine what it felt like.”
“There was a mastery of the crafting which made it sing.”
“It was dynamic. Our emotions were tested, but we were helped to cope with the visuals and staging. Plenty to think about afterwards.”
“This show is saying ‘this is the conversation we need to be having’. It’s very personal. Just as it was getting too bleak you changed it at the flick of a switch.”
“Impressive how you weave between Piper Alpha and the global issue of environment.”
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