Hazel Darwin-Edwards has worked on several projects and residencies with Starcatchers as a theatre maker, performer and puppeteer. Most recently she has been co-leading a project called Expecting Something with parents under 25 and their babies, and also delivering workshops across Scotland for adults who work with Early Years as part of their Creative Skills Programme.
Grandma and Lucy are up in the attic where all the memories are stored. Come up the stairs, blow away the cobwebs and peep into the boxes. Who knows what might happen when the sleepy attic comes to life.
The Attic was created by Hazel Darwin-Edwards during the Inspire Project at the Byre Theatre, Saint Andrews.
The Attic, created and performed by some of Scotland’s finest talent, explores the relationship between a young girl, Lucy, and her Grandmother, as they rummage through suitcases and boxes up the dusty attic.
The experience begins in the foyer of the Byre Theatre, as we invite our young audience to duck and dive through a woolly installation, climbing through wool spider webs and dodging giant pom- poms, before climbing the stairs to the attic where they will meet Grandma and Lucy, a girl at the beginning of her life and a woman nearing the end of hers.
The Attic is a magical place where hidden treasures come to life as the imagination of the two characters come together. Set to a live original piano score, with a chance to take tea and a chance to dance, The Attic invites little ones and their carers to watch and join in the story.
A great way to introduce children to the theatre
It was truly magical
My daughter felt confident enough to get up and try things – she responded to the performance very well and wanted to participate.
Cheeky wee chapeaux, nifty titfers, felts and straws, squashy pull-ons and classy, sassy statement hats, all brimful of characterful possibilities that- like the cups, teapots and knitted cakes that are also whisked, quite magically, into view- lead on to a splendid tea-party where we join in the fun…spell-binding fun for little ones. MARY BRENNAN – THE HERALD★★★★
The Byre Theatre | St Andrews 20-23 October 2011
Lochgelly Centre | Fife 18 February
Adam Smith Theatre | Kirkcaldy 20 February
Rothes Halls | Glenrothes 21 February
Carnegie Hall | Dunfermline 23 February
Macrobert | Stirling 24 February
Eastwood Park Theatre | Giffnock 25 February
Paisley Town Hall | Paisley 28 February
Palace Theatre | Kilmarnock 29 February
East Kilbride Village Theatre | East Kilbride 1 March
Birnam Institute | Perthshire 3 March
Eden Court | Inverness 5 March
Universal Hall | Findhorn 6 March
Platform | Glasgow 8 March
Horsecross | Perth 9 March
Cumbernauld Theatre | North Lanarkshire 10 March
Arts Guild | Greenock 12 March
Brunton Theatre | Musselburgh 13 March
Falkirk Town Hall | Falkirk 15 March
Howden Park Centre | West Lothian 16&17 March
The Attic Cast and Creative Team
Performed & Created by Hazel Darwin-Edwards
Performed by Vari Sylvester
Designed by Karen Tennent
Composed by David Paul Jones
Directed By Heather Fulton
Lighting Designer Bee George