Slender Threads - Edinburgh Festival Fringe

'Slender Threads' at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

This show finished on: 28 August 2011

Tickets: £9 (7 concs) Sun - Thu, 10 (8 concs) Fri & Sat, 5 for previews on 5 & 6 Aug

Venue: Zoo Roxy (The Loft), Venue 115, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU

Slender Threads is playing at Edinburgh Festival Fringe from Friday 5 August to Sunday 28 August (excluding Wednesdays). 

Slender Threads sensitively explores the physical and emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis on a young woman and her family. Flashbacks, memories and conversations are interweaved with audio-recordings of individuals’ personal experiences, interviews with medical professionals, sumptuous multimedia visuals, a stunning original soundtrack and creatively choreographed movement.

This is a moving and poetic production that offers a transformative and life-affirming perspective on a difficult subject.

Reviews & Awards

“The visual and dramatic elements of the production are mesmerising, but above all “Slender Threads” provides a life-enhancing experience of how individuals can come to terms with the gravest situations. A must-see production.” Stuart Sweeney, Critical Dance

''A sensitive portrayal of a woman’s experience of cancer. Communicating as much information as it does emotion, this is a piece with true integrity from a company with true compassion.'' THE LIST 4*

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''Earnest and frequently moving multimedia exploration of the emotional toll of breast cancer.'' The Stage 2012

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Chickenshed was recently awarded Winner of Best Theatre Company in the Fringe Report Awards 2011 and the Panel Award at The Off West End Theatre Awards 2011.

Audience Feedback

''I found it brave, moving, honest, utterly raw in places, funny at times and full of optimism.''

''I thought it was an immensely powerful piece of work – especially using the dancers to express how the subjects were feeling when perhaps they were unable to verbalise it themselves.''

Videos, Photos & Blogs

Please click on 'View Video' above to see a trailer of the production and click on 'View Image Gallery' to see rehearsal images.

Gain a unique insight into the inspiration behind the production and follow it's continuing evolution by reading our Slender Threads blog written by Dave Carey, the show's co-creator, writer and composer.

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Show Information

Dates: Friday 5 – Sunday 28 August (not Wednesdays)
Times and Running Length: 5.15pm (1 hour)
Access Performances: Sign Interpreted: 18 Aug, Captioned: 19 & 20 August

Press Information

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