Fri 4 – Sat 26 August
14:40 (80 mins)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Funny, thought-provoking and consistently entertaining, Border Tales celebrates our differences, acknowledges our sameness and does more to repair the rifts than politics ever could.’
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Taking a demoralising, frightening issue and fighting it with wit and poetry cannot be an easy thing to do, but that is what Protein has achieved.'
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Border Tales is essential theatre for the political climate of today.'
Heading up to the Fringe this summer? Catch Border Tales at Summerhall, 14:40 daily (Excluding Mondays).
Restaged for 2017
Border Tales is a punchy yet poignant commentary on multicultural Britain, using dance, live music and dialogue compiled from the performers’ personal experiences. Brought back and presented in what we now know as a ‘post-Brexit’ Britain, Border Tales 2017 looks at our country, seen through the eyes of an international cast and gazes satirically on stereotypical thinking and migrant outsiders.
‘"The desire to bring back this piece of work created in 2013 comes primarily from the moment we are living in…I feel it is important to bring back these simple yet relevant tales of migration and identity, to both remember the past and to reflect about today.' Luca Silvestrini
With music by Andy Pink, performed live on stage, and lighting by Jackie Shemesh, Luca Silvestrini’s acclaimed comic dance theatre provokes and entertains.
Commissioned by: Bath Dance, ICIA Bath, DanceEast, DanceXchange, Dance Manchester and The Place.
Autumn 2017 Tour
The Point, Eastleigh
Thursday 2 November
Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth
Friday 3 November
Wednesday 8 November
Thursday 9 November
Friday 10 November
Saturday 11 November
Tue 14 - Sat 18 November
Tuesday 21 November
Conceived and Directed by Luca Silvestrini
Devised by the original cast with Eryck Brahmania, Stuart Waters, Femi Oyewole, Jodie Honeybourne, Valentina Golfieria and Kip Johnson
Music composed by Andy Pink Lighting design Jackie Shemesh
Consultant Vicki Igbokwe Production Manager Rachel Shipp Costume Stylist Valentina Golfieri
Sound Engineer Thomas Evans