Fault Lines


We regret that we will not be presenting Fault Lines to audiences in Edinburgh this summer, despite a successful tour this spring, and selection as part of an international showcase.

The whole team are rightly very proud of the work we created together, and recognise the talented group which came together to make and perform the show. Fault Lines received brilliant responses from audiences, and we were very much looking forward to sharing it with more people this summer.

The health and wellbeing of the team must, however, be prioritised above presenting work to audiences, and we are therefore unable to proceed with planned performances as part of Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

a woman poses on the catwalk with her hands in the air

A fashion show on the fracture between feminism and fabric. A catwalk which takes you from big beats to near silence. Five womxn take to the stage on a catwalk like no other! Garments flow, hair is pulled up, let loose, let free! Jazzy moves, heartfelt stories and heart-throbbing energy fills the room.

Navigate your own sound path through a performance featuring five strong women from different walks of life. Using your mobile and headphones, choose between music and stories which offer contrasting positions on the parade of costumes and identities on stage. Curate your own journey through a runway show of people like you and people you’ll never know, with a soundtrack selected by you.

the six-strong cast of Fault Lines dance in unison

"pure joy; and the sense of freedom that only comes when we bring our pure creativity to bear on the world around us, and succeed in shifting it, ever so slightly, on its axis." ★★★★ - The Scotsman


"What is it all about? Everything, really. Emotions and experiences, moments and memories. The whole thing is a delirious, disorienting dive into female histories, female identities, female expression. A riotous ritual. A chaotic catwalk." ★★★★ - The Stage


"women exploring their real, complicated, multi-faceted, and terrifyingly glorious truths" ★★★★★ - The Scottish Play

two women stride down a catwalk
a woman performs ballet sitting on the floor

credits

Conceived, created, written, designed and directed by Alister Lownie and Katherina Radeva with the performers

sound design by Tim Blazdell

lighting by Marty Langthorne

costume making by Rositza Radeva

BSL consultant Mo McGaritty

Photos by Beth Chalmers

Devised with Cindy Awor, Rachel Glover, Hannah Yahya Hassan, Emmy Lahouel, Welly O'Brien, Emma Jayne Park, Damyana Radeva, Caroline Ryan and Irina Vartopeanu


Workshop collaborators: Hannah Goudie-Hunter, Jaye Kearney, Colly Metcalfe, Emilia Nurmukhametova, Welly O'Brien, Toni-Dee Paul with BSL interpretation by Caroline Ryan and Jenna Johnson

Funded by Creative Scotland

Co-commissioned by Theatre in the Mill, Bradford and Attenborough Arts, Leicester

Remounted in 2022 with support from Platform, Glasgow

Supported by Lancaster Arts, ARC Stockton, Cambridge Junction, Lyth Arts Centre and The Beacon Greenock

with development support from Hull Truck and funding from Arts Council England
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a woman in a child's football top reclines next to a fake palm tree

performance history

1 Feb 2020 at Beacon Arts Centre, 7:30pm - preview 5-6 Feb 2020 in MANIPULATE at Summerhall, Edinburgh, 9pm 8 Feb 2020 at Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley, 7:30pm11 Feb 2020 at Victoria Hall, Selkirk, 7pm13 Feb 2020 at ARC Stockton, 7pm15 Feb 2020 at The Byre, St.Andrews, 7:30pm7 April 2022 at Platform, Glasgow9 April 2022 at Dunoon Burgh Hall19 April 2022 at Traverse, Edinburgh21 April 2022 at Lemon Tree, Aberdeen23 April 2022 at Universal Hall, Findhorn28 April 2022 at Perth Theatre30 April 2022 at Melrose Corn Exchange3-4 May 2022 at Cambridge Junction6 May 2022 at The Civic, Barnsley
a woman with one leg shows off a golden mac on the catwalk