With films by Daniel Warren, and live performances by Emma Pollock, Rachel Sermanni, the Sea Atlas, and Ceitlin L R Smith. Introduced by Andrew Eaton-Lewis from Swimmer One.
‘An ambitious fusion of drama, gig, video and poetry,’ The Guardian ****
‘Unique and emotionally resonant.’ The Independent ****
‘Fiercely likeable… rich in talent and musical inspiration.’ The Scotsman ****
Whatever Gets You Through The Night is an evening of songs and stories to get you through the darkest hours.
The original Whatever Gets You Through The Night, created by theatre director Cora Bissett, the band Swimmer One and playwright David Greig, brought together two dozen Scottish musicians and writers – including Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross, Emma Pollock, Eugene Kelly, Rachel Sermanni (pictured above), Annie Griffin, Alan Bissett, Kieran Hurley, and Stef Smith – and commissioned them all to create something set between the hours of midnight and 4am. Fondly remembered, the live show sold out its 2012 premiere run at the Arches in Glasgow and was revived at the Edinburgh festival the following year; the project continues to exist as an album, a book, and a series of short films by Daniel Warren.
This one-off show, curated by Andrew Eaton-Lewis of Swimmer One, will combine performers and filmed material from the original project with performers and material from the Hebrides – including Gaelic night-time songs by Ceitlin L R Smith.
Listen to Whatever Gets You Through The Night, the album, at www.throughthenight.net.