Theatre at The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2012

Eclectic and engaging theatre tackling a range of subjects can be found at The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2012. Workshops and events complement performances from a variety of different local theatre companies

Feature by Steven Fraser | 28 Sep 2012
  • The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2012

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2012 features theatre throughout its programme, but what makes the line up special is that Community and Youth Theatre is sitting right next to more established work. Glasgow, Edinburgh, Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire and Fife get the pick of the theatre, with performances tackling a wide range of subjects.

Piece of Mind is a dance performance that looks at bipolar disorder through verbatim interpretations of interviews conducted with 15 to 25 year olds. This comedic work is being performed in Glasgow, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire.

Glasgow also offers another comedic piece with Abstinent Minds on 3 October at The Portal, with physical theatre from My Sister by Scandal Theatre featuring on the same evening at The Old Hairdressers.

Not to be left out The Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh is hosting a Gaelic/English physical theatre performance We Have Won The Land. Strange Theatre tackle the relationship between carer and the person being cared for with a work in progress play entitled Strange Theatre Presents Couldn't Care Less.

The Lanarkshire area delivers the most performances within the festival. East Kilbride Arts Centre hosts AJ Productions Presents Silent Snowdrops, a contemporary tale looking at 'humour, sentiment and sensitivity'. Motherwell Theatre at The Civic Centre gives us a local take on Des Dillon's Singin' I'm No a Billy He's A Tim.

Overall eclectic and engaging theatre can be found throughout the programme, with theatre workshops and events complementing performances from a variety of different local companies.

See website for full details. Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, 1-24 Oct http://www.mhfestival.com