Edinburgh International Festival: Home
Wed 22 to Sun 26 August | King's Theatre
22 to 25 Aug 8pm, 25 & 26 Aug 3pm
Duration: 1hr 30mins approx (no interval)
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You are cordially invited to a magical house party on the grandest scale. HOME builds an entire house before your very eyes, and then explores how it turns into a home. With fixtures, fittings, and finally inhabitants. And even – maybe – a little help from you.
Actor, creator, magician and illusionist Geoff Sobelle won enormous praise for previous shows Flesh and Blood and Fish and Fowl in 2010, and the multi-award-winning The Object Lesson in 2014.
His new show, co-commissioned by the International Festival, is his most dazzling to date, as he throws open the doors and invites you to his party. HOME is a moving meditation on the relentless passage of time, and a breathtaking spectacle of illusion, choreography, inexplicable construction and live documentary.
As a whole house miraculously materialises around him, Sobelle explores how a home shapes the lives of those within it – from the humdrum rituals of showering, cooking and doing the washing, to the momentous events of births, deaths, even crazy parties.
With live troubadour tunes from Elvis Perkins and an ever-expanding crowd of residents past and future, HOME reveals how we’re haunted by previous inhabitants of our homes, and how we in turn will haunt those who come after us.
Witty and wise, hearty and hilarious, lively and life-affirming, HOME is both experimental and thrillingly immediate, full of wonder and excess. It captures all the drama and emotion of our everyday lives.
Geoff Sobelle Creator
Steven Dufala Scenic designer
Lee Sunday Evans Director
Elvis Perkins Original songs
David Neumann Choreographer
Stefanie Sobelle Dramaturg
Christopher Kuhl Lighting designer
Brandon Wolcott Sound designer
Karen Young Costume designer
Steve Cuiffo Illusion designer
Victoria Ross Props designer
Commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Arizona State University – Gammage and New Zealand Festival
Supported by Sir Ewan and Lady Brown
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