We love taking our shows all over the country and beyond. If you would like to book a visible fictions show for your venue, festival, community space or outside location, here are the shows we currently have to offer. Call our producer laura penny for more information 0141 221 8727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For ages 8 and over / Written & Directed by Douglas Irvine
Get on your bike for a theatre experience with a difference which celebrates the great outdoors. Meet Danny and Billy, two haphazard tour guides who will take you on a whirlwind tour of discovery on their adapted trikes which are full of surprises. Warning, some scenes may contain a little dramatic license. . .
First commissioned by and performed as part of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme, this unique outdoor experince toured to 11 parks across Scotland.
This is a site specific piece which requires an area of parkland with cycling paths. The audience of 20 require bicycles. The touring company consists of two actors and two stage managers. Running time 60 mins.
For ages 7 and over / Written by Lewis Hetherington / Directed by Matt Addicott
Welcome to Robotech, where dreams come to life . . .
Meet Professor J.Peg, she is about to show you the inner workings of RoboTech’s most advanced robot, the Mandroid. Problem is he, sorry, it, keeps malfunctioning. Set in a pop-up workshop, this versatile and easily tourable piece tells the funny and heart-warming tale of what can happen if you go with your feelings and reach out.
Friends Electric was first performed in 2013 in association with Platform, Glasgow. Since then it has toured to a wide variety of venues including theatres, community halls, foyer spaces, libraries museums and schools.
The production requires a minimum playing space of 8m x 8m with a height clearance of 3m. The touring company consists of two actors and one stage manager. Running time 45 minutes.
Shopping for Shoes
For ages 10 and over /Written by Tim Crouch / Directed by Douglas Irvine
Siobhan is 13 and passionately politically aware. Shaun is also 13 but is passionate about only one thing – his vast collection of shoes. A small part of Siobhan’s heart belongs to Shaun. However, Shaun would have difficulty putting a name to Siobhan’s face. But, with some planning and a little nifty footwork, Siobhan helps Shaun discover that shoes can do much more than just help a person express themselves. Through a visually witty, fast paced performance and ever-changing kinetic set – this funny, award-winning script tells a heart -warming tale of new found love, dog poo and of course… shoes.
Shopping for Shoes is an award-winning production which has toured North America, Canada, Ireland and Germany since its creation in 2007.
The production requires a 19.7ft (6m) by 19.7ft (6m) playing space. The touring company consists of one actor and one stage manager. Running time 50 minutes.
Jason & The Argonauts
For ages 9 and over/ Written by Robert Forrest / Directed by Douglas Irvine
Visible Fictions tours a hugely physical and irreverent telling of the ancient Greek myth. Playing with scale, invention, action figures and a stunning transformative cart, this piece is a great adventure story for nine years old and over with monsters, romance, destiny, heroism and revenge.
Jason and the Argonauts first toured the UK in 2007 and showcased internationally at IPAY, Tampa, in January 2008. Following this it has toured all over Ireland, the USA and Canada, including runs at the New Victory Theatre on Broadway, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC and The Wallis Annenberg Center in L.A. The production has also toured to Australia including the iconic Sydney Opera House.
The production requires a minimum playing space of 30ft (9m) wide by 20ft (6m) deep 14ft (4m) to the lowest point overhead playing area. The touring company consists of two actors and one stage manager.
For ages 15 and over / Written & Directed by Douglas Irvine
Your mission, if you chose to accept it, is to crack the code!
Someone has gone missing but have they left messages behind? Hidden in books, written on index cards, scribbled on the back of an old photograph; there is a mystery waiting to be solved. Played out in an atmospheric library setting, your task is to piece the story together using all the clues you can find, but don’t get caught by the security guard!
Work as a team to rewrite the history books, just be careful which path you chose to go down . . .
The Hidden is a dramatic interactive experience for small groups. The participants will work as a team to make sense of clues and come up with their own theory to solve the mystery.
The Hidden can take place in any library space or bookshop and plays to an audience of 15 – either school group or public performance. The touring company consists of 1 performer, 1 stage manager and a technical operator.
A Ladder to the Stars
For ages 3 and over / Written by Simon Puttock / Adapted and Directed by Douglas Irvine
Way up in the deep blue night sky, a twinkling star hears a little girl’s birthday wish . . . she wishes she could dance with the stars.
Wanting to make this wish come true, the star tells the moon, the moon tells the sun, the sun tells the wind and the rain, and together they dream up a wonderful plan. Told through a magical mix of music, light and imagination, A Ladder to the Stars is a heartfelt and humorous story of what can happen when the universe hears your dreams.
Ladder to the Stars requires a playing space of 6m x 6m with a height clearance of 4m. The touring company consists of 2 performers and a stage manager.