Music by Gareth Williams / Words by Johnny McKnight
Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow:
30 & 31 July 2022 (Matinees 2pm, Evenings 7pm)
Fae this rubble, we finally dared to dream that the sins fae this hoose might finally be wiped clean.
A group of young people stand amongst the debris of Findenterran Farm, until recently a children’s care home for those abandoned and forgotten in a broken system. As they pick through the shattered fragments of their childhood, they speak of what really went on in that largely ignored property on the outskirts of town. Bold, moving and only too close to real life events, Rubble gives a voice to those who were ignored and overlooked by society while their youth was quietly stolen from them by those in unchecked power. And from the rubble, the healing can now begin…
‘What a crazy vibrant experience! It was a real treat to see everyone performing so enthusiastically and the design was a triumph!’
— Audience member, The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken 2021
Directed by Roxana Haines, this new piece from acclaimed composer Gareth Williams with text by Scottish theatre legend Johnny McKnight was commissioned for Scottish Opera Education’s 50th Anniversary. Members of Scottish Opera Young Company are joined by soprano Shuna Scott Sendall (The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken 2021), to tell this searingly honest, at times darkly comedic story. The cast and creative team have worked with ARTiculate Art Therapy to bring this world safely to life.
Don't miss! All ticket holders are invited to a conversation with the creative team after the matinee performance on Saturday 30 July.
Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes with no interval
Sung in English
This production deals with themes of child abuse and child sexual assault within the care system.
Age recommendation 14+
Cast & Creatives
Flora Emily Thomson
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