Awards & Reviews
‘Martin Green’s innovative and extraordinarily ambitious Flit project hits the mark on many levels ... a show laced with passion, emotion, drama and curiosity.’
‘A ground breaking piece of musical theatre ... A work of incandescent beauty and timeless relevance.’
‘The two most arresting instruments – Unthank’s haunting, breathy voice and Holmes’ rich, evocative baritone.’
‘Set within a captivating animated world, these exquisite songs are performed live by a world class band fronted by the inimitable voices of Becky Unthank and Adam Holmes.’
An evocative live music and animation show
Award-winning composer and experimental accordionist Martin Green has brought together a supergroup of UK songwriters, musicians and artists – and the results are stunning.
Inspired by Green’s 90-year-old grandmother’s stories of fleeing Europe in the 1930s, this extraordinary live music and animation event tells captivating tales of travel across the world.
Performed live by a world-class line-up including Becky Unthank from The Unthanks, Mogwai's Dominic Aitchison, and extraordinary singer-songwriter Adam Holmes, Flit is more than just a gig. The enchanting vocals and intricately layered sounds, set within a world of breathtaking stop-motion animation, create an intimate and visually rich production.
75mins no interval
Please note: There is strobe lighting in this performance.
Music co-created with Adrian Utley
Co-commissioned by Perth International Arts Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Barbican Centre & Sage Gateshead
Co-produced by Opera North Projects
Funded by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Beyond Borders
Dates, Times & Access
Cast & Crew
Composer and Director
Karine Polwart, Aidan Moffat, Anaïs Mitchell, Sandy Wright
Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson of whiterobot
Production Manager and Lighting Engineer
FOH Sound Engineer
Technical Stage Manager
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