If a drone could descend to earth to tell you her story, what would she say? Drone is the tragicomic autobiography of the 21st century’s strangest and most frightening technology. With live poetry, music and video, this glitchy cabaret spectacular is a tender, furious and bleakly funny drone’s-eye-view of anxiety, violence, surveillance, work and survival. “Drone is daring posthuman theatre, captivatingly executed.” – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine.
Written by the Forward-shortlisted Scottish poet Harry Josephine Giles and performed by them with international sound artist Neil Simpson (Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo) and live video artist Jamie Wardrop (Beats, The Dwelling Place), Drone is the astonishing culmination of five years of work. Directed by Rob Jones, the performance is mixed new every night, the three artists making a live cabaret band for an intense and groundbreaking multimedia gig theatre. "A state of the nation address from a frayed electronic mind flying high above that nation and looking for a place to hit." ★★★★ The Scotsman
Photo credit: Rich Dyson
Proudly supported by Creative Scotland in association with Verb Wellington.
$15 and $20 Basement Mates tickets available for this event. Find out more about Basement Mates here.
Saturday 16th November // Kraus // 9.30pm
This rare outing accompanies local psychedelic musician Kraus and his one off basement gig on the 16th November. See both with $15 tickets to Drone using the codeword KRAUS.