DADDY LONG LEGS
"SUCH A DISPLAY OF COURAGE TO TACKLE ISSUES SUCH AS THESE IN A PERFORMANCE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE."
THE SUNDAY HERALD
Three teenagers seek revenge on a lonely man by setting fire to his decrepit old shed. But as events suddenly spiral out of control, best friends Jamie, Tash and Nic are about to endure a night that will expose who they really are.
A harrowing, thought-provoking examination of teenage violence, fear and the human capacity for cruelty.
CREATIVE PROCESS BEHIND CREATING DADDY LONGLEGS
Daddy Long Legs was in development for a year and a half after it became apparent that this level of violence was both physically on the increase and in that of society’s consciousness. To ensure authenticity within the performance, a duty of care to our actors and audiences alike, we sought advice during that period from various professionals in both script development and supporting our cast:
Charlotte Metcalf - Clinical Psychologist for Multi systemic team.
Eugene Adam - The multi systemic team - The Playfield Institute
Kelly Almond - Youth Justice team, Fife Constabulary
Hazel Walker - Counsellor
(during the lead up to & including rehearsals)
Trisha Marwick - MSP
// ORIGINAL CONCEPT: Clara Bloomfield & Andrew Cumming
// DIRECTOR: Clara Bloomfield
// WRITER: Andrew Cumming
// COMPANY: Kinetic
// ASSISSTAINT DIRECTOR: Rachel Morrison
// TECHNICAL MANAGER: Jak Coventary
// CAST: George Drever, Kim Hardie, Rachel Keiller, Sam Hardie