Stage Award for Acting Excellence – Best Ensemble
Premiered on the 7th May 2004 in The Tron Theatre, Glasgow and then toured throughout Scotland.
7th May – 30th August 2004
Venues: Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling; Ayr Gaiety; Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh; Tron Theatre, Glasgow; Eden Court Theatre, Inverness; Assembly, Edinburgh.
It was also the first time the company had created a musical, a process which all concerned thoroughly enjoyed.
The result of an eighteen month development process, working with young people in Muirhouse (Edinburgh), Easterhouse (Glasgow), Inverness, Keith and Livingston, the tour, which took in everywhere from the large stages of Eden Court and macrobert of the village halls of Keith and Campbeltown, culminated in a run in the Assembly Rooms Ballroom during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Fierce is the story of fourteen year old Finlay and his journey through the subculture of urban Scotland. Born with an extraordinary gift for drawing, Finlay only finds his true self when he has a spray can in his hand.
Unable to relate to those around him, he finds release in the alter ego of his tag as his work begins to change the landscape and even the lives of those around him. Along the way Finlay is befriended by Wee Babz, a hip hop-obsessed skateboarder with a gift for self-promotion; Edie, a moody goth with the biggest attitude in Scotland and Pokey who just wants to sit on a wheelie bin smoking Lambert & Butler.
Bringing together a cast of some of Scotland’s most exciting young performers fierce asked the question – if your life is on the twenty-second floor, how can you make your mark on the world – before the rain, or the council, take it away?
The amazing illustrations, created by The 16k Design Works and projected by Fifty Nine Limited, were the visual heart of the staging of Fierce.
The production was kindly supported by the following…