The first Summerhall lab ran from 11 – 15 December 2017, featuring Volcano, a collaboration between Greg Sinclair, Kate Temple & Ann Thallon.
The second Summerhall Lab ran from 12-16 February 2018, featuring Closed Doors, a collaboration between Belle Jones and Lauren Gilmour & Audrey Tait of Novosound. Closed Doors is part of our 2018 Festival Fringe programme.
Belle Jones in collaboration with Lauren Gilmour and Audrey Tait
A unique, genre-defying collaboration between award winning musicians Lauren Gilmour and Audrey Tait and playwright Belle Jones, Closed Doors mixes spoken word and music to weave together the stories of several residents of a troubled and divided urban neighbourhood. Thrown together as their block of flats is evacuated during a serious police operation, three very different matriarchs speculate as to what the cause of the incident is. In doing so their prejudices and preconceptions about one another rise to the surface and are challenged, just as their similarities become apparent. Inspired by the vibrant yet notorious district of Govanhill, Glasgow, the show is an exploration of how disparate communities can and do live literally on top of one another in multicultural Scotland.
Blending soaring vocals with theatrical verse and catchy piano melodies underscored by exhilarating drums, Closed Doors looks at questions of identity, heritage, community and isolation.
a collaboration between Greg Sinclair, Kate Temple & Ann Thallon