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Musical, Mon 24 Oct 2016


Martin Green -credit Genevieve Stevenson

Martin Green -credit Genevieve Stevenson


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Featuring some of today’s most influential musicians, this intimate, visually rich Production explores themes of migration through darkly atmospheric songs and
breath-taking stop-motion animation.

Award-winning composer and Lau’s visionary accordionist Martin Green brings
together Portishead’s Adrian Utley, Mogwai’s Dominic Aitchison and Becky Unthank from The Unthanks, with BAFTA-winning animators whiterobot (Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson) for this extraordinary live show.

“I started collecting stories of migration from my Grandmother and that gave me a
desire to explore the phenomenon of movement around the globe,” said Martin Green about Flit. “I also wanted to create a large scale show, something with more dimensions than a gig and more alive than a film, with a dream team of collaborators. Flit has become a world for us now, surrounded by huge handmade animations that seem like friends and a meeting of musicians and artists which seems both new and immediately natural.”

Flit is inspired by first-hand stories of human migration, some heart-warming, others
heartbreaking and features songs and original music by Green with lyrics from Karine Polwart, Anaïs Mitchell, Sandy Wright and Aidan Moffat.

Set within a captivating animated world and a haunting sonic landscape, these
exquisite songs are performed by a world class band fronted by the inimitable voices
of Becky Unthank and fresh new talent Adam Holmes.

Produced by Lepus Productions
Co-commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Barbican Centre, Sage
Gateshead and Perth International Arts Festival. Co-produced by Opera North
The production and touring of FLIT has been generously supported by Creative
Scotland, Arts Council England and Beyond Borders.

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Event details

Dates Times
Mon 24 Oct 2016 19:30


Tickets are priced at £22.50



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Map reference: SK 056734  Lat: 53.25801 Long: -1.91690

Buxton is easy to find via the A6, A515 and A53. The Theatre is well sign posted once you reach the town centre.

By Rail A train service is available from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Buxton. For further information on all available services and connections call 08457 484950.

Parking there is free parking after 6pm in the car park at the rear of Pavilion Gardens, approx 100 yards from the Theatre or in the streets close to the Theatre.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Buxton station


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