The blackbird sings to welcome the night.
The day slows and soon all are asleep.
All except one who cannot sleep.
A child, curious to know who looks after the night.
And so begins a magical journey through the dark and beautiful night until the black bird sings again to welcome a new day.
Scotland and Denmark’s finest artists making work for children are joining forces to create a new theatre performance for 3-6 year olds. Night Light will be a little theatrical poem, set within an installation, about darkness and children’s relationship with light. The show will premiere in Denmark in April 2017 and come to Scotland for a tour from 8 May before a weeks run at the Imaginate Festival.
Night Light is co-produced with Imaginate and Red Bridge, commissioned through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund and supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and the Municipality of Aarhus.
2017 Scottish tour dates:
Perth Concert Hall
Dundee Rep Theatre
Tarland Village Hall
Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
30 May-4 June
Imaginate Festival, Edinburgh
Co-creators: Andy Manley, Mariann Aagaard, Bjarne Sandborg
Performer: Andy Manley
Director: Bjarne Sandborg
Composer/Sound Designer: Daniel Padden
Set Designer: Mariann Aagaard
Lighting Designer: Anders Kjems
Production Management: Morten Meilvang Laursen, William Højberg Nielsen