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Friday, August 22, 2014

A Walk to the Edge of the World

From Liz Smith

Magnetic North
In association with Comar


Immediately the Edinburgh Festival Fringe finishes, Magnetic North, will be setting out on tour with their brilliant and intriguing show A Walk at the Edge of the World which has been playing at the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art throughout the festival and been an outstanding success with both the public and the critics. There is now a chance to catch the play in Dumfries and Galloway, the Scottish Borders, the Lothians and Cumbria.

From the inventive team who created Magnetic North’s hit show Walden, A Walk to the Edge of the World begins with the audience taking a short walk together.  Once inside, performer Ian Cameron, talks about the walks he has taken, but finds his projected images leading him and the audience on another journey through landscape, memory and change.

A Walk at the Edge of the World looks at how the hidden secrets of the landscape and the constantly shifting border between land and sea remind us that the past is always with us, whether we realise it or not.
1.Magnetic North A Walk at the Edge of the World.  Ian Cameron. Photo credit Nicholas Bone

Ian Cameron is a performer and director in physical theatre, puppetry and masks.  He is co-Artistic Director of the theatre company Plutôt la Vie.  As a performer/director/deviser, he has worked with many companies including Catherine Wheels, Triangle, Quicksilver, Clydebuilt Puppets, Puppet Lab., Shona Reppe Puppets and Montreal-based Theatre Sans Fil.  He has also performed with the Royal National Theatre and English National Opera.   Ian co-created the international hit White with Andy Manley and has toured world-wide with the production, including runs at Sydney Opera House, Southbank Centre, London, and iNew York.  Ian works as a clowndoctor with Hearts&Minds, an arts-in-health organisation based in Edinburgh.

The text and development of the play is by Nicholas Bone, Artistic Director for Magnetic North.   He has directed all the company’s productions, including Sex and God and Word for Word (Linda McLean); Pass the Spoon (David Fennessy, David Shrigley and Nicholas Bone); Walden (Henry David Thoreau, adapted by Nicholas Bone); Wild Life (Pamela Carter); My Old Man and The Dream Train (McGrath).   He developed and curates Rough Mix, Magnetic North’s creative development programme.  Opera includes work with Scottish Opera ; Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Opera North. 

A Walk at the Edge of the World is designed by Sans façon.  Sans façon is artist and architect duo Tristan Surtees and Charles Blanc.  They explore the relationship between people and places through site-specific projects, which range from ephemeral performances and permanent pieces in public spaces, to developing and implementing strategies involving artists in the rethinking and re-qualification of specific places.  Current projects include: Watershed+, a city-wide program for the City of Calgary. Previous work with Magnetic North includes Walden and Wild Life.

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