A co-production between GRID IRON and DUNDEE REP ENSEMBLE
Devised by Ben Harrison and the Company
19th April – 3rd May 2008
A site-specific, promenade performance in The Verdant Works, Dundee
Yarn: (n) a spun thread as used for knitting, weaving and rope making; a narrative of adventures, esp a tall tale.
Yarn: a tapestry woven from a wide array of texts and imagery, including Ovid, Thomas Carlyle, and Angela Carter.
Yarn: a twisting, turning and sensuous journey through a labyrinth of installation, narrative, song and dance.
Bringing together Dundee Rep’s internationally renowned acting company with Grid Iron’s reputation for creating award winning site specific productions, within the hidden spaces of Verdant Works, a former Jute Mill in the heart of Dundee’s industrial quarter, Yarn was a unique event exploring aspects of Dundee’s past through the present and its future through the past.
Assistant Director Cora Bissett was supported by the Federation of Scottish Theatre’s Investing in Directors Programme. With thanks to the Scottish Arts Council and the Fenton Arts Trust.