Bridgebuilders

Kenneth B. McAlpine (Composer), Sandy Thomson (Other), Anna Stewart

Research output: Non-textual formComposition

Abstract

Those who live by the sea know that you must always treat it with respect. Isn’t everyone afraid of the dark? Of the deep? Of the unknown? Bridgebuilders explores the relationships with the sea; the men who work on it and under it, who build vessels to sail on it and lighthouses to demark it edges and who, ultimately, devote their lives to it. From the stories of ancient mythology to blueprints for lighthouses, the ebb and flow of current and tide that have shaped the world are woven into the architecture of the waters, warehouses and wastelands of Victoria Dock in Dundee. Bridgebuilders tracks the voyages of discovery both real and psychological by the demented ambitious Robert Stevenson, fishers, rig workers and lifeboatmen. Inspired by the site and the totemic artworks of Will Mclean, Bridgebuilders is directed by Sandy Thomson with writing by Anna Stewart and braves the elements with performers Brian Ferguson, Kim Falconer and Sarah Crabb as they create a vast cast of characters against the backdrop of a working dock and the original soundscapes and music of Alex Attwood, Kenny McAlpine and Ross Ramsay.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPoorboy Theatre Company
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

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