WhirlyGig

By Daniel Padden
Co-produced with Red Bridge Arts and Catherine Wheels Theatre Company

A madcap musical adventure for everyone aged 6+

WhirlyGig is 4 brave musicians, 30 instruments, and countless musical puzzles to solve. Join us for an extraordinary theatrical experience where music will happen in ways you have never seen before.

Musical maverick Daniel Padden comes together with award-winning Red Bridge Arts and Catherine Wheels to celebrate the thrills and spills of making music.

‘A completely original sonic experience’ JS Bach

WhirlyGig has the atmospheric charm of a film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and the craziness of Monty Python. Part circus, part concert, it is a wonderfully original piece of children’s musical theatre”
FOUR STARS

Herald on Sunday

“An impressive feat of perfect musical and comic timing”
FOUR STARS

The Scotsman

WhirlyGig – Trailer

Previous Dates:
2019

Platform, Glasgow
6 – 7 September

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Fri 13 – Sat 14 September

Macrobert, Stirling
Sun 15 September

Music Hall, Aberdeen – True North Festival
Thu 19 September

Foxbar Community Centre, Paisley
Sat 21 September

Bennachie Leisure Centre, Insch
Sat 28 September

Galashiels Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Sun 29 September

WhirlyGig also toured to schools in Dundee, West Calder, Kinross, Musselburgh and Edinuburgh in Autumn 21019 as part of Theatre in Schools Scotland www.theatreinschoolsscotland.co.uk

Created & co-directed by Daniel Padden, co-directed by Gill Robertson, designed by Katherina Radeva, costumes by Alison Brown, composed/sound design by Daniel Padden, lighting designed by Sergey Jakovsky and movement direction by Michael Sherin.

Performers: Rory Clark, Rory Haye, Sita Pieraccini and Claire Willoughby

Supported by Creative Scotland
In association with Platform
First developed at Rough Mix, part of Magnetic North’s Artist Development programme