Karine Polwart: Wind Resistance



Fri 15 June 7pm (doors 6.30pm)
Sat 16 June 2pm (doors 1.30pm)
Sat 16 June 7pm (doors 6.30pm)
Sun 17 June 2pm (doors 1.30pm)

Every autumn, two-and-a-half thousand pink-footed geese fly from Iceland and Greenland to winter at Fala Flow, a protected peat-bog south-east of Edinburgh. From this windy plateau, writer and multi-award-winning singer-songwriter, Karine Polwart, surveys the surrounding landscape through history, birdlore and personal memoir. Ideas of sanctuary, maternity, goose skeins, a Scottish football legend and medieval medicine all take flight in this spellbinding alchemy of story and song.

Wind Resistance is an immersive musical essay. A meditation on sanctuary. A moor walker's journal. A personal memoir of maternity. An archaeology of flight science and football, medieval medicine and compassion. It is a magical and emotional tale.

A co-production between Karine Polwart and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Edinburgh, Wind Resistance and was originally  presented in association with Edinburgh International Festival, supported  through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.

Venue: Richard Burton Theatre

Tickets: £20 (Concessions Available) Under 26s 25% off

Age Guidance: 14+, possible bad language

Image by Laurence Winram

Part of Festival of Voice 2018