A Brief History of Evil

Hilarious and mesmerising, terrifying and absurd, A Brief History of Evil is a duet about lies and where they can lead us.

Who hasn’t embroidered the truth, or pretended to be someone they’re not? When all the lies are stripped away, who is left? When we look in the mirror, who looks back? Which version is really us?

A Brief History of Evil is a white-knuckle ride to an unknown destination: what happens when we listen to the voices inside us? Or don’t?

Description

Created and performed by Ewan Downie and Jonathan Peck, with directorial assistance from Al Seed, A Brief History of Evil combines Company of Wolves’ electrifying movement style with the vulnerability, mockery, and satire of clown and bouffon. The result is a performance that is dangerous, relentless, and very, very funny.

Credits

Created and performed by:
Ewan Downie and Jonathan Peck

Directorial Assistance:
Al Seed

Lighting Design:
Lex Burnhams

Costume Design:
Catherine Barthram

Rehearsal Assistant:
Andrew Scade

Tour Technician:
Alberto Santos-Bellido

Supported by
The National Lottery through Creative Scotland

In association with
Woodend Barn, The Touring Network, North East Arts Touring, and Dumfries and Galloway Arts Live

Produced by FERAL

Performances

When
Where
Booking
30/09/2016
Woodend Barn, Banchory
02/10/2016
The Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin
05/10/2016
An Cridhe, Isle of Coll
07/10/2016
MacArts, Galashiels
09/10/2016
The Mill Theatre, Thurso
11/10/2016
Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern
14/10/2016
The Gable End Theatre, Hoy, Orkney
20/10/2016
19:30
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh
0131 510 5511

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21/10/2016
19:30
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh
0131 510 5511

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22/10/2016
19:30
Scottish Youth Theatre, Merchant City, Glasgow
0141 552 3988 (09:30-18:00 Mon-Fri only)

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23/10/2016
19:30
Scottish Youth Theatre, Merchant City, Glasgow
0141 552 3988 (09:30-18:00 Mon-Fri only)

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27/10/2016
19:30
Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
01294 274 059
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30/10/2016
19:00
Lochgoilhead Village Hall, Lochgoilhead
07765 016 543
04/11/2016
19:30
Wigtown County Buildings, Wigtown
01988 402730
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05/11/2016
19:30
Theatre Royal (studio), Dumfries
01387 254209
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Reviews

Sinister yet playful… sympathetic and witty despite the undertow of horror.

Gareth Vile in The List

Lighthearted yet devilishly dark… A powerful exploration of our inner evil.

edinburghguide.com

You’re caught up in the downward spiral of its characters; the eerie spoken word and seductive physicality sucking you in in spite of your growing discomfort

Broadway Baby

Violent. Sensual. Nightmarish. Ill. Two people who are awful for each other. Unhealthy.

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