“Crazy magical stuff”
Entering the rehearsal space- Govan Institute- armed with my notebook and camera, I was met by an atmosphere that can only be described as serene as we interrupted the all important read through of the provisional script. Despite such interruption, one could tell that nothing could shake the impenetrable concentration of actor, director and playwright while they began to piece together the prose to create a drama which has not been “created in Scotland for a long time” says Irvine.
The play, loosely based on the fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood follows the story of a young girl living in a time long ago, who feels that what she’s got is not enough and decides to take a risk and stray from the path chosen for her . When asked if he could relate to such a feeling of being stuck in one’s society’s expectations, Irvine simply told me that “everyone feels restricted by something” . For Irvine, the life of an actor stifled his ability to tap into his full creative potential, and so he took a risk by starting directing for Visible Fictions. As a result, Irvine can now “create work that is slightly different”.
“The Hunted” is undoubtedly something different. Combining elements of fantasy, romance, horror and even science- fiction, the play promises audiences something “scientific, superstitious, primal” as “The Hunted” attempts to “redefine that tale” and become a piece of theatre that questions the very world we live in.
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