A mid-life mystery cycle
Conceived, written and performed by Kath Burlinson
Live Music by Christine Sparks
Artistic Direction by Paul Oertel and Nancy Spanier
Sound & Music Production: John Sparks
InVisible Lines is an intimate, daring odyssey that uses the human body as a canvas to explore ageing, loss, life-cycles, seasonality, death and defiance.
Through word, movement, song and visual imagery, InVisible Lines investigates what existence feels like when more of life has passed than is likely to lie ahead. It is tender, wild, joyous and ruthlessly honest.
Kath Burlinson founded the Authentic Artist Collective and is a theatremaker specialising in devised work. Recent directing/co-devising credits include Mairi Campbell’s Pulse and Auld Lang Syne (Made in Scotland showcases 2016/2018), The Old House (RADA Festival, Camden Fringe 2018), Stolen Voices (Tête à Tête, Arcola, Grimeborn), Hallaig by Iain Finlay Macleod (Robhanis Theatre, Tron & Highlands Tour, 2016-2017). authenticartist.co.uk
Musician and songwriter Christine Sparks writes and performs original material and is an accomplished arranger, including on her album, Robin: The Robert Burns Collection, Vol. 1. She composes and underscores for theatre and is leading the choir at the Glasgow Women’s Library. She has had a 35-year career as a professional singer including the Sensational Christine Sparks cabaret show. christinesparks.com
This tender play starts with a backdrop of stars and the lines we, as humans, draw between them to make stories. It then moves on to explore the lines that radiate out from us back in time to our own, younger selves and back in time through the generations. ‘We are our ancestors.’At the heart of the play is how we heal these wounds through the bounty of self love for mind, body and spirit.
‘Be your own disaster falling from the stars’
‘Let yourself be broken, beautiful and broken.’
By Moira Cormack for Love Books Group
19:30, 13 – 16 MAR