Too Close to the Sun

Barrowland Ballet

Too Close To The Sun

Fri 26 - Sat 27 May 2023

Suited to ages 7 -13 years | 50mins

Tickets: You Choose £6.50 / £8.50 / £10.50

Book Tickets

Co-created and directed by Natasha Gilmore and Robert Alan Evans Inspired by the Greek legend of Icarus, this is the story of a girl weighed down by the responsibility of the environmental crisis. She dreams of the boy Icarus and begins to work out her escape. This is the story of a girl who’s learning to fly. At one with the wind, this is what it is to be free. To soar. She soars up … up … and away … and the world below becomes smaller and smaller. Too Close To The Sun is about the power of imagination and the sheer determination that lets you fly when forces all around want to pull you down. The award-winning Barrowland Ballet use intricate choreography, spoken word and humour to tell this evocative new story. Bringing together Natasha Gilmore’s dynamic choreography, alongside acclaimed collaborators playwright Robert Alan Evans, composer Davey Anderson and designer Fred Pommerehn, to create this stunning new production. Supported through the Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo Fund.

In association with Platform and The Work Room.

A co-commission with Imaginate.

Photo credit:  Jassy Earl

Please note that there is a school only performance on Friday 26th of May at 11am. School bookers should fill in our pre-booking form if interested, and our Box Office shall be in touch to offer a quote. Tickets for schools are £5 per person. Transport subsidies are also available to schools - details shall be provided when your order is confirmed.

Booking Details

26 May - 7pm
27 May - 11am

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