Ferguson and Barton is an exciting new piece of dance-theatre coming to Platform on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th March 2019, which takes a dark look on gender, relationships and film. Filmic images are re-enacted and destroyed through movement, live video and fragmented text.

Loosely inspired by Hitchcock’s film Vertigo, Ferguson and Barton is a riotous challenge to the Hollywood patriarchy. It asks: ‘how do women play women and men play men?’. And do we have any hope of playing these roles together? In reaching back to Hitchcock’s 1958 classic film, Ferguson and Barton seeks to disrupt our contemporary perception of gender norms.

Show co-creator, Jim Manganello said: “Ferguson and Barton is a show about relationships, how we sustain them and how we mess them up. The two title characters love a bit of mischief. They want to explode the romantic images manufactured by Hollywood. So they make, on stage, a kind of alternative film of their own.”

Lucy Ireland, who also created the show, said: “We hope to bring together audiences that traditionally stick to either theatre or dance, giving them a kinetic experience that’s connected to the big themes of today. With Ferguson and Barton, this means taking on the Hollywood patriarchy and the archaic images of men and women that they’ve fed us.”

Ferguson and Barton is the first full piece presented by Shotput, recently founded in Glasgow as a bridge between theatre and dance. The show is created by Lucy Ireland and Jim Manganello, designed by Anna Yates, with lighting design by Emma Jones. It is made in association with Platform after being developed at Dance Base and The Work Room, with the support of Creative Scotland.

Ferguson and Barton

Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, G34 9JW

Mon 11th and Tue 12th March 2019 at 7pm

£8.50 (Full price), £5 (Concession) and £4 (Local Links)

Tickets via Platform Box Office: www.platform-online.co.uk / 0141 276 9696 (opt 1)