the red chair performance 2015-2017

When we gather to share stories we meet each others gaze - we connect, we engage, we transform and heal, we see ourselves reflected back in all our complexity and ragged earthiness, our common humanity revealed and shared. We feel empathy and forgiveness. We laugh.  
                                                              sarah cameron, disclaimer magazine

"Sarah Cameron’s 100-minute monologue The Red Chair is an absolutely extraordinary one, perched on the wildest edge between theatre and storytelling...in a memorable ballad-show that revels in its soaring, exhilarating imaginative freedom, and also, through its astonishing language, marks a vital staging-post in the reinvention of a Scottish voice in theatre – one that, after years of linguistic stasis, comes not a moment too soon."

The Scotsman ****

"..the kind of Scots-Gothic tale that might have emerged from a collaboration between Robert Burns and Edgar Allan Poe...the piece is a masterclass in monodrama."

Sunday Herald ****

"The compelling Cameron, like all the best storytellers, weaves a kind of spell around those who have gathered to listen to her."

The Times ****

the red chair is a clod ensemble production in association with fuel theatre 
written and performed by sarah cameron
directed by suzy willson music by paul clark
designed by sarah blenkinsop

the red chair,  edinburgh summerhall flyer 2015

 
the red chair trailer by manuel vason
photos with special thanks to manuel vason 


The Red Chair, 
A Surreal Ballad tellin a brutal tale o' 
A Man who canna stop eating, 
A Wife doom'd to cook his grub
An' high in her garret, One Inveesible Girl.

Telt in rich Scots brogue
wi' physical verve to boot, 
Musical Wit pirlin' aboot like mist ower muntain tops 
- a dram of whisky to oil the route, 
The Red Chair sits someway atween 
A Ghostly Yairn, A Grimm's Tale, An Epic Poem
An' a warning, on how ye shoudna' upbring yer we'ans.

the red chair bloomsbury methuen
Buy the text of  The Red Chair




The Red Chair Scotland Tour March 2017 :
Tron Theatre Glasgow              
Eden Court Inverness               
Seaboard Centre Balintore
AROS Isle of Sky
Macphail Centre Ullapool
Gairloch Hall Gairloch  
Graignish Village Hall  Ardfern                             
Traverse Theatre Edinburgh    
Theatre Royal Dumfries            
Dundee Rep Dundee 

In 2015 The Red Chair played:

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival Bournemouth  
The Lowry Salford Quays Manchester 
All Stretton Village Hall
Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall
Corby Cube Corby 
The Birmingham Rep Birmingham 
Summerhall Edinburgh Festival
Stratford Circus Arts Centre London
Dome Studio Brighton
Malvern Cube Malvern 
Live At Lica Lancaster
Soho Theatre London
Canada Water Culture Space London
Lakeside Theatre Colchester
Northern Stage Newcastle
Turner Contemporary Margate