The Red Chair

The Red Chair

OneTouch Theatre

Produced by Clod Ensemble
Directed by Suzy Willson
Music by Paul Clark

A contemporary take on folk and fairytale storytelling traditions, Sarah Cameron’s towering solo performance is a surreal ballad populated with larger than life characters. Told in a rich and saucy Scots dialect with physical verve, a wee dram of whisky to oil the way and a musical score that rolls in like mist over the hills. The Red Chair steers us through a landscape of twisted reason, extreme compulsion and eye watering complacency, where domestic drudgery happens on an operatic scale and a father’s dereliction of duty reaches epic proportions.

The Red Chair is based on Sarah’s original book that had its first public reading as part of The House of Fairytales at the Port Eliot Festival. It lies somewhere between a Grimm’s Tale, an absurdist ghost story and a parent’s guide on how not to bring up children.


This event has the following performances:

6 March 2017

Seat prices:

Seat Price £11.00/ Eden Court Friends Discount Applies


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What the Press say


★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

If Wes Anderson were to turn his hand to epic poetry he would have produced something like this... a deliciously surreal tale of laziness, gluttony, dereliction of parental duty and, in the end, love
. ★★★★★ Argus Angel Award Winner, Brighton Festival 2015

Never before have I seen a performer embody words in quite the way that Sarah Cameron does... this rich story of indulgence, neglect and recompense is seasoned to perfection
. Exeunt Magazine


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