Move | On demand

Disaster Plan in association with Slung Low and the Traverse Theatre By Julia Taudevin

On demand Tue 24 Aug - Tue 7 Sep

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A mother hurls her newborn baby into the outstretched arms of a stranger.
A grandmother remembers the ocean of her homeland.
A woman runs towards the approaching boats shouting “this way!”

Inspired by ancient keening rituals, MOVE is about migration, loss and communal healing. Weaving storytelling, choral soundscape and Gaelic song, five women portray the ebb and flow of people across the globe throughout the ages.

The inaugural show from Disaster Plan; a new company led by Julia Taudevin & Kieran Hurley, the award-winning team behind Blow Off, Beats, Heads Up and Chalk Farm. Presented in partnership with epic theatre-makers Slung Low and the Traverse Theatre, MOVE is staged in a unique open-air performance at Edinburgh’s Silverknowes Beach.

Recorded live on Silverknowes Beach, this on demand version of Move will be available for bookers to watch within 48 hours of purchase.

Part of the Made In Scotland Showcase 2021 |

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from The Scottish Government Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.

Image credit: Photograph by Sandie McIver. Artwork by Brian Hartley.

Press reviews

'The combination of sound and image is unforgettable' ★★★★ The Scotsman (on in-person production)

'Move is masterful in its depiction of motherhood and the experience of migration for women' ★★★★ The Skinny (on in-person production)

'A free-flowing, hour-long blend of song and storytelling' ★★★★ The Stage (on in-person production)

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  • Writer & DirectorJulia Taudevin
  • DramaturgKieran Hurley
  • Transfer DirectorAlan Lane
  • Sound DesignerMatt Angove
  • CostumeCatherine Barthram
  • Stage ManagerNia Wood
  • ProducerLuke Holbrook
  • Producer, Slung LowJoanna Resnick
  • CastNerea Bello, Helen Katamba, Mairi Morrison, Beldina Odenyo, Julia Taudevin

Behind the Scenes

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This on demand version of Move will be available to bookers from Tue 24 Aug. After purchase, and once the content is available, you'll have 48 hours to watch the performance.