Velvet Evening Séance is the fascinating, chilling tale of a young man on trial for the murder of his brother. It arrives in Glasgow following a successful Scottish tour and will be at Platform on Friday 2 March at 7pm.
Inspired by a true story and set in the Victorian era, Velvet Evening Séance recounts the story of young medium James McGregor who is on trial for the murder of Thomas – the defendant’s brother and partner in spiritualism. In an effort to clear his name, James uses a loophole in the Victorian court system which allows him to call on his brother to speak from beyond the grave as a witness in the murder case.
Combining storytelling, illusion, tricks and puppetry, Velvet Evening Séance winds around a compelling narrative, all set in the gothic surroundings of a candle-lit courtroom, with ingenious set design and a stunning, original score played live on stage.
Performed by Scott Gilmour with music composed and performed by Jim Harbourne, Velvet Evening Séance is a co-production between Freshly Squeezed Productions and Ross MacKay, a renowned Scottish director and Artistic Director of visual theatre company Tortoise in a Nutshell. It is written by multi award-winning playwright Suzie Miller.
Ross said: “In a world full of half-truths and fake news, Velvet Evening Séance feels more relevant than ever. It really puts the audience on the edge of their seats and asks them what do they really believe? I am delighted the show has been given the opportunity to be performed to audiences across the length and breadth of Scotland. It has been fantastic to work with a world-class, inspiring team and it is a real honour to be representing Freshly Squeezed Productions with this national production.”
Launched last year, Freshly Squeezed Productions (FSP), is Aberdeen Performing Arts’ new producing arm. Through FSP, Aberdeen Performing Arts champions, supports and produces new work, new voices and new talent across art forms and works with local and national actors and artists.
Velvet Evening Séance
Friday 2 March 2018, 7pm
Age 14 yrs+
Tickets £8.50/£5/£4 (Local Links)
Booking: platform-online.co.uk / 0141 276 9696
Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow, G34 9JW