Our CATS award-winning show for family audiences, Uncanny Valley, returns at the 2017 Edinburgh International Science Festival!
Uncanny Valley asks the audience, to interact with a real ‘live’ robot and help to tell the story of Ada and her best friend OKAY (Outstandingly Knowledgeable Android Youth). Watch as OKAY grows and learns, ask your own questions, see if you can tell the difference between a robot and a human. Written by Rob Drummond and directed by Emily Reutlinger.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS // Tue 4th – Sat 8th April // 12pm and 2:30pm // Studio, Festival Theatre
At present, Borderline operates under funding on a project-to-project basis. This generally results in one mid-scale tour each year of around 25-30 dates, but we have large aspirations to evolve from this and regain our stature as the leading figure for touring theatre in Scotland. We are currently considering options for work to tour or develop in Autumn 2017 onwards.
We are exploring ways of creating an innovative touring model, in partnership with other theatre companies, to significantly increase the supply of quality touring theatre with a broad appeal to audiences across all of Scotland. Through collaboration and talent development we aim to nurture new writing, tour new productions and work with existing playwrights to take creative risks with experimentation.
We want to build relationships with theatre companies and venues across Scotland to develop a diverse and exciting range of work with these relationships in mind. This will extend our track record and reputation for attracting large audiences and delivering work that entertains, but also engages audiences in reflection on contemporary issues. We also want to support the passionate, energetic and creative small-scale theatre companies in Scotland in an enterprising initiative to expand their restricted capacity to present an excellent touring product outside of their local bases.
If you are interested in learning more about this or wish to contribute to the development of our plans, please email Jeremy: email@example.com
Borderline have always been committed to talent development and we strive to offer opportunities in all areas of our productions to emerging artists and recent graduates. Throughout our history we’ve commissioned countless Scottish playwrights, provided valuable internships, become known as a training ground for young directors and given acting graduates the platform for their big break. Alan Cumming had to start somewhere, and that was as Medic #2 in a 1985 Borderline production of Trumpets and Raspberries! We’re always delighted to hear from like-minded professionals and companies in the industry to make positive connections and expand our network. If you would like to be considered for a role of any kind in a future Borderline production, please invite us to see your work or email Rishaad: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNCANNY VALLEY PERFORMANCE DATES
Tue 4th – Sat 8th April // 12pm and 2:30pm // Festival Theatre Studio, EDINBURGH
“Issue-based theatre is rarely as witty, thought-provoking or as open to audience interactions as this piece for children and young people.” // CATS Award judges