Roots

Theatre (folk)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year

Description

A new solo folk performance about loss, language and cultural identity. Roots is an exploration of what it's like to lose home, and a questioning of whether it’s possible to re-find what is lost. Using a mixture of spoken word, Scottish traditional folk tunes and songs, archive material and her own original compositions, Elisabeth explores the theme of displacement through her personal experience as a Scottish teenager moving away from a close-knit village community and into an alien, sprawling city across the border. This is a story about leaving, arriving, self-identity, and above all, hope.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Samuel Wilson 84 days ago

This show is a wonderful stroll not just through Essa’s life but also through the history of Scotland and its people. Part concert, part lecture, part play, Roots is constantly changing pace and surprising the audience. Above all, this is a highly beautiful and personal piece sure to touch people far and wide.


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