Tonight the country’s only theatre company dedicated to producing science fiction, is to take its maiden voyage in ‘Black Sky’ – an evening of science fiction stories. The setting is The Scottish Storytelling Centre, but as director of Esc f8 I can promise you an intergalactic experience.
We have a great group of stories to tell, a homage to classic science fiction and some excellent local writers performing their own work. The audience will be taking an Intergalactic tourism flight with us, and we hope to provide some fun in-flight entertainment. Explore the strange and the strangely familiar; Time, Space and Worlds beyond this… oh and maybe even a robot or two if you’re lucky.
I am an experienced Edinburgh actor and will be performing, along with actress and clown Cat Somerville. ‘Dark Clown’ Harlequinade, and local writer Cam Wong will be performing our own work. We are both are regular contributors to the fiction magazine Weaponizer. It is hoped this event will be a launchpad to further opportunities to see Science Fiction on stage in the capital. I founded Esc f8 this year with physical performer Cameron Hall as a reaction to a lack of examples of the genre in local entertainment, and as a way to engage with writers and fans of the genre.
The event at the Netherbow Theatre starts at 7pm and tickets are £6/£4 on the door. As there will be some bad language under 12s are not advised to attend.