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Monday 01.05.23

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19:30 - 21:30


Lyth Arts Centre

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Pibroch is a one-act play performed by writer and spoken word artist John Bolland, exploring our Climate Emergency and the need for an urgent but just transition from the current extractive economic system and the parallels with the Piper Alpha disaster of 1988.

The performance explores the experience of oil & gas workers involved in numerous offshore industrial catastrophes (e.g. Piper Alpha, Alexander Keilland, Macondo) and examines the personal and social experiences of finding oneself on a ‘burning platform’ with a pressing need for change.

Created by Aberdeenshire – based writer and artist, John Bolland, this exciting new production uses words, live music and striking visual imagery to represent the personal and social experiences of Piper Alpha survivors and their relationship to the challenges each of us face in a warming world. 

Co-directed by Mark Thomson, former Artistic Director at the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh, Pibroch is crafted by an outstanding team of theatre professionals. John Bolland’s words are complemented by Fraser Fifield who provides live musical accompaniment to the performance.

Please Note: This show is recommended suitable for ages 12+ (parental discretion advised) as it contains occasional strong language and sensitive topic matter based on real-life traumatic events.


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