In An Alien Landscape – Brain injury drama


For a better understanding and visual experience of the difficult and sometimes bizarre World of brain injury, something that can happen to anyone at any stage in life, then Birds of Paradise Theatre Company’s “In an Alien Landscape” will be playing in a venue near you this February. Inspired from an actual event, Liverpool writer Danny Start delves into the World of brain injury, consciousness, memory and creativity, brought fully to life by Scots actor Paul Cunningham. Cunninghams’ credits include TV roles in Taggart, Rebus, and more, so expect an eyebrow raising performance! The cast also includes Morag Stark and David Toole, the star of the Paralympics Opening Event.

Wendy Niblock of the Birds of Paradise Theatre Company gives us an outline of the story: “Albie is an ordinary man who experienced ‘a scuffle with death’ which unleashed his creative genie. He can’t stop painting since he emerged from a coma. The extraordinary chaos of Albie’s life and the sound of a continuous rushing white noise in his head drives his compulsion to paint. What is happening to him? There’s no escaping who he was as his past still haunts him; but what lies ahead?”

NOT to be missed. If you can’t make it locally, here are the dates and venues for the entire tour of Scotland! (All performances are subtitled.)

Fri 8 Feb
macrobert (Stirling)
7:30pm | £10.50/£9/£7.50/£5
01786 466666 |

Sat 9 Feb
The Brunton (Musselburgh)
7.30pm | £11.50/£9.50/£6.50
0131 665 2240 |
(Audio Described Performance)

Mon 11 – Wed 13 Feb
The Arches (Glasgow)
7pm | £9/£6 (Mon) £11/£7 (Tue/Wed)
0141 565 1000 |
(Preview performance: Mon / BSL Interpreted Performance and Post Show Discussion: Tue)

Fri 15 Feb
Cumbernauld Theatre
7:45pm | £9/£7
01236 732887 |

Tues 26th Feb
Paisley Arts Centre
2pm £3

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