Volcano Theatre's production of Century Song is on at the ZOO Southside - Main House from August 3-7, 9-14 and 16-18.

  • What is your Fringe show about?

Century Song distills how a person can be the sum of the many people who have come before them, and it does so in an unexpected way. In this case, the person whose identity we explore is a Black woman, whose songs and dances propel her through a shifting world of animated visual art, and allow an audience to look back through time at the women who have come before her – their trials and their triumphs.

  • How many times/many years have you appeared at the Fringe?

Volcano has had five shows on at the Fringe - Lambton Kent, by André Alexis (Traverse 2) - Weather, by Hope Terry (Traverse 2) - My Pyramids, by Judith Thompson (Traverse 1, Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award shortlist) - Goodness, by Michael Redhill (Traverse 2, Fringe First, Tambor Prize “Best of Edinburgh”) - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit (Remarkable Arts, Arches Brick Award)

  • What’s your most memorable moment from the Fringe?

The moment a poorly attended show is completely sold out when a whole batch of five star reviews came out (Goodness, by Michael Redhill, at the Traverse).

  • What’s the worst thing about the Fringe?

How much it costs to rent a flat!!!

  • If you were not a performer what would you be doing?

Directing theatre. Wait a minute. That’s already happened!

  • How do you prepare for a performance?

Whisky. Preferable Scotch whisky. Preferably an Islay malt. Preferably in a hip flask for easy access. Obviously - this is a director thing, not a performer thing. Ahem.

  • Favourite thing about being in Edinburgh?

The people. Seriously. The most generous people in the world.

  • What’s the most Scottish thing you’ve ever done?

Going solo back country hiking in the outer Hebrides and, while doing this, nearly tripping over a dead sheep in heavy rain.

  • Favourite Scottish food/drink?

Irn Bru. Or maybe Indian food.

  • Sum up your show in three words

Utterly, astonishingly unique.

Show summary

Volcano, the original co-producers of global hit White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, Scotsman Fringe First and multiple Edinburgh award-winners return with a new work of visceral beauty. Exploring 100 years of Black women’s unspoken history Century Song takes us on a journey through performance, music, and animated art. 

Volcano Theatre's production of Century Song is on at the ZOO Southside - Main House, from August 3-7, 9-14 and 16-18.

For tickets, please visit www.edfringe.com

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