“tended with gossamer-like precision by Romanes, who makes a slow-burning ritual out of Sharp’s heartfelt text which, by embracing the life left behind, honours the dead with the most beautiful of tributes.”
“…although this is a high-risk play – more great flight of lyricism than conventional drama – it makes a hugely fitting coda to Muriel Romanes’s 20 years at Stellar Quines,”
“The Air That Carries the Weight’ marks a very considerable achievement, creating a distinctive and thought-provoking piece where linearity and literalism would have utterly failed to do so.”
“Cleverly framed and delicately staged on what could well be John and Jeanine Byrne’s most evocative and cleverly constructed set yet, there is an aching beauty to Stellar Quines’ latest production.”
“stellar performances and the talent on display both on-stage and backstage shows just why this award-winning Scottish theatre company is so highly regarded.”
“Isobel, played with emotional clarity by Melody Grove.”
Janice Forsyth meets Rebecca Sharp, to speak about being the first ever Poet-Perfumer in residence at the StAnza Festival of poetry in St Andrews, and The Air that Carries the Weight.
Listen from 1hr 22 minutes for Rebecca.
Melody Grove, who plays Isobel in our up and coming production The Air that Carries the Weight has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a supporting role for Farinelli and the King by Claire van Kampen at Duke of York’s theatre.
We’re absolutely delighted for Melody who will join
Writer Rebecca Sharp talks to Rosie Kellagher at the Traverse about being a playwright, a poet and a perfumer! She also talks about the process of taking an idea and then turning that into a poem or a script.
Rebecca Sharp’s new play The Air that Carries the Weight layers reality and fantasy through immersive writing, design, lighting and original sound by Pippa Murphy.
Pippa has shared two examples of the evocative sound used in the piece:
Corrina Hewat – Harp
Pippa Murphy – Piano
Sandra MacKay – Gaelic Voice
How would you describe your current job and what do you like best about it?
I’m a Composer, Sound Designer, arranger and lecturer. I work with many different people in many different art forms. I love the variety of projects I work on, and the diversity of the people I work
Discover more about the landscape of Argyll in particular around the home of Marion Campbell – Kilberry Castle, in this article from online magazine The Hazel Tree.
One of The Air that Carries the Weight’s main characters Yvonne lived in a cottage on the estate and the spirituality of the area is
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