17 Apr 2018 to 22 Apr 2018

Wind Resistance

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Every autumn, two and a half thousand pink-footed geese fly from Greenland to winter at Fala Flow, a protected peatbog southeast of Edinburgh.

From this windy plateau, Karine Polwart surveys the surrounding landscape through history, song, bird-lore and personal memoir. Ideas of sanctuary, maternity, goose skeins, Scottish football legend and medieval medicine all take flight, in this compelling combination of story and song.

The runaway hit of the Edinburgh International Festival 2016, a compelling fable for our modern world, written and performed by Scotland’s leading singer-songwriter Karine Polwart, and directed by Wils Wilson, whose production of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart was a smash-hit with Perth audiences, and audiences world-wide, in 2014.

Nominated for Best New Play, Best Production, Best Director and winner of Best Music and Sound at CATS 2017 (Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland).

‘Polwart’s performance is controlled and perfectly in charge of her audience; her delivery, when she needs it to be, is devastating’ ***** The Stage

‘Wind Resistance is stunning’ ***** The Telegraph

‘mesmerising’ **** What’s On Stage

‘spellbinding’ **** The Scotsman

A Karine Polwart and Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Co-Production

Guidance: contains adult themes

Running time: approx 1hr 45min (including 20min interval)

Individual tickets (from 7 Nov):
Standard £23
Seniors £20
Art Workers, BECTU, Equity, MU £15
Disabled, Students, additional 16 and Unders, Young Scot, Unemployed £11.50
Side Circle (restricted view) + Gods Seats (if on sale) £11.50
All prices include £1.50 booking fee | Appropriate ID will be required to verify age or status

Kids go FREE to this show - two 16 and unders go free with a paying adult, not available online - contact our Box Office to book.

Groups and Schools – please contact our Box Office for special offers.

3 Play Season: Knives in Hens, Richard III, Wind Resistance (priority booking until 7 Nov)
£60; concessions (senior) £52 (inc £1.50 booking fee)
Book season* here

*Only standard season and senior concession season available online - all other concessions please call our Box Office to book your season.

Box Office: 01738 621031