Fault Lines has now completed its February tour. The work will be touring again this autumn.
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.
"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
Conceived, created, written, designed and directed by Alister Lownie and Katherina Radeva with the performers:
▿ Cindy Awor ▿ Rachel Glover ▿ Hannah Yahya Hassan ▿ Welly O'Brien ▿ Damyana 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 Greenockwith development support from Hull Truck and funding from Arts Council England