Passionate about curiosity as a kind of currency, both in terms of value and exchange, Skye Loneragan is an award-winning writer/performer whose work spans theatre, poetry and live art. Her first solo work Cracked, (dir. Zinnie Harris), won an Edinburgh Fringe First award and she has worked with some of Australia and the UK’s leading companies, and toured her solo shows and spoken word internationally. For more information about Skye and her work please click here.
Skye’s current show Though This Be Madness is ‘slow touring’ Scotland from February 2022 starting at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen and taking in one venue/location each month. The slow tour is designed to make plausible the child-care realities of making, performing and parenting. A theatre show set in a lounge room, Though This Be Madness features a recovering new mum who is attempting to tell you many tales of sisterhood struggles with mental health. Originally part of the 2018 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) and due to tour in spring 2020, it has been supported by Creative Scotland Touring Fund and SMHAF.
Wed 16 Feb 8.00pm & Thu 16 Feb 10.30am* Lemon Tree, Aberdeen www.aberdeenperformingarts.com 01224 641122
Fri 18 March 7.30pm Burgh Hall Dunoon www.dunoonburghhall.org.uk 01369 701776
Sat 19 March 8.00pm Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock www.beaconartscentre.co.uk 01475 723 723
Thu 21 April 7.30pm & Fri 22 April 10.30am* Eden Court Theatre, Inverness www.eden-court.co.uk 01463 264264
Sat 21 May 10.30am*/7.30pm & Sun 22 May 7.30pm The Studio, Capital Theatre, Edinburgh £15/13 www.capitaltheatres.com 0131 529 6000
Thu 23 June 2.00pm*/8.00pm Heart of Hawick , Hawick www.liveborders.org.uk
Fri 24 June 8.00pm & Sat 25 June 10.30am* The Catstrand, New Galloway www.gcat.scot 01644420374
Sat 25 June 7.30pm The Stove Network, Dumfries www.thestove.org 01387 252435
Thu 14 July 7.30pm Mull Theatre, Tobermory www.comar.co.uk 01688 302211
An online version of Though This Be Madness, was made for SMHAF’s online festival in May 2020. The show underwent an experimental re-framing so it could be shared with other lounge rooms online. You can see the five episodes here.
“It takes an artist of some budding genius to generate an idea this simple and this brilliant.”
– Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman