Every autumn, two and a half thousand pink-footed geese fly from Greenland to winter at Fala Flow, a protected peatbog southeast of Edinburgh.
From this windy plateau, Karine Polwart surveys the surrounding landscape through history, song, bird-lore and personal memoir. Ideas of sanctuary, maternity, goose skeins, Scottish football legend and medieval medicine all take flight, in this compelling combination of story and song.
The runaway hit of the Edinburgh International Festival 2016, a compelling fable for our modern world, written and performed by Scotland’s leading singer-songwriter Karine Polwart, and directed by Wils Wilson, whose production of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart was a smash-hit with Perth audiences, and audiences world-wide, in 2014.
Nominated for Best New Play, Best Production, Best Director and winner of Best Music and Sound at CATS 2017 (Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland).
‘Polwart’s performance is controlled and perfectly in charge of her audience; her delivery, when she needs it to be, is devastating’ ***** The Stage
‘Wind Resistance is stunning’ ***** The Telegraph
‘mesmerising’ **** What’s On Stage
‘spellbinding’ **** The Scotsman
A Karine Polwart and Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Co-Production
Guidance: contains adult themes
Running time: approx 1hr 45min (including 20min interval)
Tue 17 – Sun 22 Apr 2018
Tue 17, Wed 18, Fri 20 + Sat 21 Apr: 7.30pm
Thu 19 Apr: 6.30pm
Sun 22 Apr: 3pm
Read Ben’s Strategy Blog: “Culture and climate change is mainstream, now” in which he reacts to Wind Resistance.
Perth Theatre is one of 200+ members of the Green Arts Initiative, an interactive community of Scottish arts organisations working to reduce their environmental impact.