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Vanishing Point brings stripped back Weimar Republic-inspired theatre show Dark Carnival to Highlands for shows in Latheron Hall and Eden Court, Inverness

By Kyle Walker

A STRIPPED-back version of Vanishing Point’s theatrical production Dark Carnival is set to bring its Weimar-infused wheelhouse to the Highlands.

The Dark Carnival: Unplugged comes to Latheron Village Hall (presented by Lyth Arts Centre) on Wednesday, May 22; and Eden Court, Inverness on Wednesday, May 29.

An intimate music and theatre show, the show tells the story of newcomers to the afterlife who discover that death is not actually the end.

Incredulous at their continuity, they form their own necropolitan community where every night is party night.

The Dark Carnival: Unplugged is the first Scotland-wide tour to be undertaken by the multi-award-winning Vanishing Point in 10 years. It will see performances in theatres, community halls and other venues from the Highlands to the Borders.

“Vanishing Point’s recent work has been large-scale and international, playing at theatres and festivals in Scotland and around the world,” says Matthew Lenton, Artistic Director of Vanishing Point.

“Whilst that aspect of our work continues, we wanted to make a commitment to communities and audiences across Scotland, and to tour our work here more extensively than ever.

“What better way to do it than with a show that is big in heart, big in spirit, yet able to fit literally anywhere. The tour will include performances in community halls, theatres, bars and even a graveyard.”

The Dark Carnival: Unplugged was developed as part of BRAW, an audience engagement project led by The Touring Network whereby artists are matched with rural promoters and communities.

For more information, go to www.vanishing-point.org

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