“Who’d have thought, that when we died, we didn’t die completely? Our consciousness goes on a bit. It lingers on, discreetly.”
The Dark Carnival: Unplugged is an informal, rousing music and theatre show: with songs, spoken word and a free (though not compulsory!) glass of whisky for everyone, it tells the story of newcomers to the afterlife who are surprised to discover that death is not actually the end. Incredulous at their continuity, they form their own necropolitan community where every night is party night.
Based on the recent five star theatre spectacular The Dark Carnival, this new 'unplugged' version features just two performers: Biff Smith on acoustic guitar, accordion and vocals, and narrator Robert jack telling the story of the residents of Dickinsons Brae cemetery, in a celebratory, heartwarming night out.
Inspired by Weimar cabaret, danse macabre and classic songwriters of musical theatre such as Kurt Weill and Lionel Bart, the songs find themselves in a musical space somewhere in between Leonard Cohen and The Muppets. Come in, have a drink and join us for an intimate, celebratory and heart-warming night of storytelling and song.
Sponsored by The Famous Grouse.
Alcohol to be served to over 18s only.
£8 in advance
£9 on the door