After their critically acclaimed co-production with Scottish Opera in September’s tour of The Seven Deadly Sins, Company Chordelia are back with a combination of dance, music and visual theatre, their new show, Miranda. In this psychological thriller and story of self discovery, Miranda is ‘spoilt, innocent, and weary of her cloistered life of dinner parties and deceit’. Tipsy, sad and unstable, she finds herself alone in a cold and snowy landscape – and senses a presence.
With the stark childhood fantasy-like design by Janis Hart and subtley atmospheric lighting by Grahame Gardner, the power of emptiness and silence takes precedence as Miranda is compelled to see beyond the tangible to reconcile her past. Piano music composed and played by Lynda Cochrane will accompany the performances from the company’s artistic director and Herald Angel winner, Kally Lloyd-Jones, as well as Scottish Ballet’s Kimberley Lawrie and Scottish Opera’s Kirtsy Pollock. With some rising names of the dance and music industry, this production acts as a showcase for theatre that aspired to the visual richness so common in Scottish Opera.