Including live performances by Emma Pollock and Rachel Sermanni, films by Daniel Warren, and lots more to be announced!
‘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 memorable, evocative songs and stories to get you through the darkest hours.
The original Whatever Gets You Through The Night, created by theatre director Cora Bissett with the band Swimmer One and playwright David Greig, brought together artists as diverse as Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross, Emma Pollock, Eugene Kelly, Rachel Sermanni (pictured above), Annie Griffin, Alan Bissett, Kieran Hurley, and Stef Smith – all of whom were commissioned to write something set between the hours of midnight and 4am. Fondly remembered, the theatre 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, created exclusively for the Hebridean Dark Skies Festival by members of the original core creative team, will combine performers and filmed material from the original project with performers and material from the Hebrides.
Watch this space for line-up announcements.