Fault Lines

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Fault Lines was due to tour the UK in autumn 2020, but it just wasn't possible. We will announce new dates for 2022, once the full revised tour is confirmed.

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 Haute Couture to bargain bin, from big beats to near silence. Five diverse performers take to the stage on a catwalk like no other! Garments flow, stilettos break, 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. Susan Sontag meets America’s Next Top Model.

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
a young girl dances wearing a flower-strewn lace cape
a woman in a child's football top reclines next to a fake palm tree


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

Cindy Awor Rachel Glover Hannah Yahya Hassan Welly O'BrienDamyana Radeva Caroline Ryan

sound design by Tim Blazdell

lighting by Marty Langthorne

BSL interpretation by Caroline Ryan

BSL consultant Mo McGaritty

Photos by Beth Chalmers

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

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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performance history

20201 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, 7:30pm
a woman with one leg shows off a golden mac on the catwalk