Opened 20 Aug 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Showcasing new work from over 20 writers, musicians and artists from across Scotland, this funny, moving, reflective and utterly celebratory show incorporates music, theatre, cabaret and circus to create a portrait of a country between the hours of midnight and 4am. From a heartfelt goodbye on the shores of Loch Lomond, a Skype affair between two people who have never met, a man searching for a gay lover in ?the palace of light', a stoner in meltdown, and a glorious Broadway-style homage to Scotland's other native dish, chips and cheese, meet lost souls, party animals and dreamers in a snapshot of an entire nation at its most vulnerable and revealing. Whatever Gets You Through The Night was created by Cora Bissett (Glasgow Girls, Roadkill) with Swimmer One and David Greig (Prudencia Hart, Midsummer). It premiered at the Arches in 2012, selling out across the run and winning Best Theatre at the Creative Scotland Awards 2012. As well as the live show, this unique project also takes the form of a book, an album (released by Biphonic Records) and a film directed by Daniel Warren which was premiered at Summerhall during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012. It is proudly presented this year by the Arches as part of the prestigious Made in Scotland showcase.