Insomniac’s Fable


11.00 [50 MIN]




Shows Aug 2-27 (not 14 & 21)
Starting time 11:00  •  Duration 50 min




Summerhall Cairns Lecture Theatre
1 Summerhall, EH9 1PL, Edinburgh

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Insomniac’s Fable is a delicate love story with a Hitchcockian glint in its eye. It invites its audience into a surreal dreamscape with evocative images and choreography by some of the world’s most original artists. Its premise of ‘boy meets dream girl’ marries traditional ballet storytelling with contemporary circus – but asks what would happen if this dream girl grabbed hold of the narrative, subverting what was expected? This unique merging of juggling and dance will confound your expectations of what physical theatre can be.


Credit List


  • Concept, choreography and performance: Emma Lister & Sakari Männistö

  • Woodcuts: Angela Annesley

  • Choreography and movement direction: Ludovic Ondiviela

  • Light design: Eero Auvinen

  • Sound design: Working group (With assistance from Tuomas Norvio)

  • Photography and graphic design: ASH

  • Production: Makeshift Company together with Agit-Cirk

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