From Thursday 24th July to Sunday 3rd August, National Theatre of Scotland Associate Director Graham McLaren’s adaptation of The Tin Forest will play to audiences daily between 2.00pm and 6.00pm (apart from Tuesday 29th July). The best-selling book by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson – the story of an lonely old man, who decides to rebuild the world around him – provided the inspiration for the project as a whole, with its themes of creativity, regeneration and sustainability seen as emblematic of Glasgow’s reinvention from industrial powerhouse to creative, digital city of the 21st century. Glasgow-born McLaren’s interpretation promises a strong Glaswegian flavour and sees him collaborate once more with acclaimed puppet-maker Gavin Glover – the two worked together previously on the National Theatre of Scotland’s award-winning production of A Christmas Carol. A 30 minute promenade experience through a series of rooms populated by oddball characters and featuring intricate landscapes, The Tin Forest invites audience members on a journey into the old man’s world in groups of ten at a time. The production marks the Company’s first collaboration with The Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studio, which has provided video design for part of the performance.
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