Project Description

UNSEX ME HERE

A live art performance developed with the support of the Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland).

What does the Raised Calf have to do with getting somewhere? Inspired by Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth, who cries ‘unsex me here’ to get what she wants, this is the story of someone who’s running late, or trying to run.

A collection of fairytale characters trapped in a court case, in which  the high heel appears to be on trial…with a Top Flight Lawyer who ties her legs together in a short, career-focused skirt, a confused and outraged Prince who seeks a role and representation….a bewildered Little Bo Peep stuck in slowly sinking heels… a Cinderella who’s missed her pumpkin and kicked this whole thing off, limping on one glass slipper…a Lady Macbeth who tries to inspire murder whilst attending to her children…these are just some of the characters called into question when looking at how we (men and women) came to raise our calves and what it has to do with getting somewhere.

Premiered at The Arches Theatre, Glasgow, 2003.

Produced by SCAMP theatre for Edinburgh Fringe, 2007.

“It takes an artist of some budding genius to generate an idea this simple and this brilliant…”

(Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman)

“If Angela Carter and Germaine Greer were resting their feet at a party,sitting this one out because they’re feet were killing them, this might have been the result…had me screwed to my seat.”

(Three Weeks, Edinburgh, 2007).

“a well-heeled entertainment to boot”

( Mark Fisher, The List)

Scottish Storytelling Centre
43–45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

Main Performance:
Sat 19th May 7:30pm – 8:30pm
£10 / £8
tracscotland.org
0131 556 9579

Babes in Arms:
Tue 29th May 10:30am – 11:30am
Free
tracscotland.org
0131 556 9579

The Stove
100 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2BN

Babes in Arms
Sat 12th May 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Free
Tel: 01387 252 435

Main Performance
Sat 12th May 7:30pm – 8:30pm
£10 / £8
01387 252 435