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The Dark Carnival

The Dark Carnival
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A slow-burning meditation on life, death and the messy bits inbetween. ★★★★★
The Herald


    Start date6 Mar 2019
    End date9 Mar 2019

    Vanishing Point in co-production with Citizens Theatre, in association with Dundee Rep

    A music and theatre spectacle, The Dark Carnival features sixteen performers and musicians.

    Through songs, spoken word and Vanishing Point’s unmistakeable imagery, they tell the story of newcomers to the afterlife who discover, much to their surprise, that death is not actually the end.

    Incredulous at their continuity, they form their own necropolitan community where every night is party night: songs get sung, love gets made and whisky flows. But a mysterious event throws the lives of the dead into uncertainty.

    Created and performed by Vanishing Point and A New International. / @VPointTheatreCo@vanishingpointvanishingpoint

    Dates & Times
    Wed 6 - Sat 9 Mar, 7.30pm
    Thu 7 Mar, 2.30pm

    Full price £22
    Standard concession £18
    Under 30s / Student £15
    Other concession £11

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.

    Post-show discussion
    Thu 7 Mar, 7.30pm


    Running time
    1 hour 40 mins, no interval.

    Age Recommendation 

    Vanishing Point receives funding from Creative Scotland and Glasgow City Council.

    Image by Mihaela Bodlovic/Niall Walker

    • Matthew Lenton

      Conceived, written and directed by
    • Biff Smith

      Songs & Lyrics
    • A New International

    • Kenneth MacLeod

    • Simon Wilkinson

      Lighting Designer
    • A slow-burning meditation on life, death and the messy bits inbetween. ★★★★★
      The Herald
    • Sumptuous, cleverly constructed gig theatre. ★★★★
      The Stage
    • A bleakly comic piece of cabaret theatre that packs emotional power. ★★★★
      The Telegraph
    • One of the UK’s most singular theatre companies.
      The Guardian

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