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Thursday 7 May @ 7:30 pm
Thursday 7 May 2020 @ 7:30pm
LIVE THEATRE (almost) from the comfort of your own armchair!
The surrounding area has been hit by a freak flood and the locals (the audience) are guided to the safety of the Village Hall, the designated Emergency Rest Centre. Environmental calamities are on the increase and extreme weather conditions can arise at any moment. The question is, how would we all cope? Plunged into the fraught world of the rural Rest Centre, the evacuees and officials grapple with the ever-deepening crisis both outside the Hall – and in!
Right Lines can always be relied upon to make a drama out of a crisis. In this evening of immersive comedy, our five characters are desperately trying to keep their heads above water as the Emergency Plan is swept away before their very eyes!
Given that there is a dearth of live theatre at the moment – or to be accurate, absolutely no live theatre at all – Right Lines Productions thought it would be good to contribute to the online offerings by releasing a recorded version of Rapid Departure. And it’s FREE!
Rehearsals for the show took place in the wonderful Isle of Eigg in May 2015 and the world premiere took place in Eigg Community Hall on Saturday 16th May 2015. Thereafter the show toured across the Highlands, Moray, Aberdeenshire and Perthshire, with the last night at Birnam Arts on 6th June 2015.
The production was funded by Creative Scotland and we were fortunate to receive sponsorship from Sepa and additional support from Arts & Business Scotland. The show went on to retour in Spring 2016, thanks to further support from Sepa and the Scottish Government.
Rapid Departure won the Innovation award at the prestigious Arts & Business Awards ceremony in 2017.
This performance was filmed in Rafford Village Hall on 30 May 2015.
How it works:
1. Here is the link – http://rightlines.net/rightlines/rapid-departure-video/
2. At the appointed time, click on the link and the show will begin. NB: if you don’t make the exact start time, fear not, latecomers will be admitted! The show will start from the beginning whenever you click on the link.
3. Feel free to pass this information on to your friends, family and anyone you know anywhere in the world.
4. Right Lines Productions is offering this performance free of charge, but if you would like to make a donation to support the work of the company, please click here.