Mairi Campbell’s new one-woman theatre show Pulse, directed by Kath Burlinson, has received outstanding feedback from the audience on both preview nights.
“Nearly brought me to tears so many times because I felt it was my own story. It’s everyone’s story,” said one participant.
“I loved the music. I was surprised by the feet,” said another.
“I saw the spiritual root of Scotland which I’ve never seen before,” said another.
Another added: “Powerful. As if I was being invited on a deeply personal level to share.”
Pulse tells the story of Mairi’s musical journey beginning with a painful end to her classical music training.
Mairi charts in Pulse a journey of discovery, which takes her to Mexico and Cape Breton, before returning home to the traditional music scene in Scotland. She steps out on a quest to heal ancient wounds and to find Scotland’s pulse.
Pulse is deeply touching, funny and potent. Mairi digs where she stands, weaving live viola and voice with tracks from her latest groundbreaking album ‘Pulse’, as well as animation, movement and storytelling.
The excellent journalist and writer Jackie Kemp wrote a piece about Pulse on her website prior to the show opening.
The show is directed by Kath Burlinson, music is by Mairi Campbell and Dave Gray and animation is by Claire Lamond.
Mairi said: “The responses from the first ever showings of Pulse were absolutely brilliant. I felt such support and empathy in the theatre and we really appreciated your feedback at these previews.”
She added: “Huge thanks to director Kath Burlinson for holding and shaping the unfolding of Pulse, David Gray for your massive sonic imagination, Claire Lamond for bringing the drawings alive and not going dotty!”
Pulse ran for two nights at North Edinburgh Arts Centre on 12 and 13 June. There was a full houses on both nights and audience feedback was facilitated.
Mairi and team are looking forward to many more performances of Pulse the show in 2015 before doing a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016.
‘Wild, gentle, primal… and honest’
Watch the trailer for Pulse:
Pulse the show is available for booking from November 2015.
To book Pulse for your theatre venue, or for more information, contact:
Lesley Piper | firstname.lastname@example.org