Tue 5 Mar 2024 (19:30)
Unflinching, spellbinding gig-theatre featuring Louis Abbott, Jo Mango, Jill O’Sullivan, Raveloe and Solareye.
“Do you think cos I’ve been in the jail all I know is how to hurt people?”
Every year in Scotland 10,000 people return home from prison to an uncertain future. A Giant on the Bridge reveals the intimate human experiences within this prison-homecoming journey, in a compelling narrative-gig which fuses acoustic songwriting, Scottish hip hop & original storytelling.
Five of Scotland’s foremost musicians explore identity, family, community, systems, restoration, injustice – and the pulsing heartbeat within these hidden stories.
Devised by musician Jo Mango & award-winning theatre-maker Liam Hurley with research by Phil Crockett Thomas. Developed through the work of the Distant Voices Community on a research project incorporating people from all aspects of the criminal justice system, funded by the ESRC.
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