13 Sunken Years
The story of three generations of women dealing with loss in their lives one way or another but finding strength from each other and from the landscape that surrounds them.
… into the depth, let the current grab your hair and your arms and spread them wide and – that’s when you start to soar. Riding the rapids with the current. I know all the rocks, the hazards, the eddies, I’m the queen of the white water, the bravest of the brave, the most daring of daredevils, the freest of free spirits…
Set in a remote Finnish town, 13 Sunken Years is the story of three generations of women who are dealing in one way or another, with loss in their lives, whilst finding strength from each other, and from the landscape that surrounds them.
The European Premiere of Finnish playwright Paula Salminen’s haunting and poignant play has been translated and edited for this production by Eva Buchwald and is presented in association with the Finnish National Theatre. It is the first co-production between two of Scotland’s leading theatre companies who champion the work of women in theatre, work with people with learning disabilities and who encourage accessibility in their work both on and off the stage.
13 Sunken Years is directed by Maria Oller, set and costume design is by Jan Bee Brown, lighting design by Simon Wilkinson and composer/sound design by Susan Appleby.
The talented Scottish cast includes; Anne Lacey, Louise Ludgate, Billy Mack, Nicola Tuxworth, Stephan Tait and Ben Winger.
The production which won Best Play in Finland in 2012 will play at Assembly Rooms Fringe, Monday 11 – Sunday 24 August before touring to the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, Paisley Arts Centre and Heart of Hawick, post festival.
This production has been chosen as part of Made in Scotland 2014, a curated showcase of Scottish performance on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. It is a partnership between the Festival Fringe Society, the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST), the Scottish Music Centre and Creative Scotland. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com