Stellar Quines – The Air That Carries The Weight

World premiere of new play by Rebecca Sharp, directed by Muriel Romanes, Music by Pippa Murphy, Design and Lighting by John and Janine Byrne

A journey of friendship, digging and reconciliation transcending time and space.

Isobel is summoned to a cottage in Argyll, which she inherits following the sudden death of her childhood friend, Yvonne. While sorting through Yvonne’s collection of books, objects and writings, she discovers her interest in Scottish writer and archaeologist Marion Campbell, and her novel The Dark Twin.

Guided by Yvonne and Marion, Isobel journeys through memories, signs and stories to reach the truth Yvonne discovered before she died.

This new play by Rebecca Sharp layers reality and fantasy through immersive writing, design, lighting and original music.

The Air That Carries the Weight was presented at a Rehearsal Room in 2014 at the Traverse Theatre along with Rebecca Sharp’s companion piece Little Forks.

For more information on the work of Rebecca Sharp visit her website.

Supported by the Tom McGrath Trust.

Image: John Byrne

Image: John Byrne

So we’d work away… digging, sifting, dusting, recording.. without knowing or needing to then, which dreamers’ sleep we might be part of yet. That each one of us is awake in another’s dream.




24 March 2016 at 7.30pm (Preview)
Full price: £12.50
Concession: £8.50

25 March 2016 at 7.30pm
26 March 2016 at 2.45pm (Matinee) & 7.30pm
Full Price: £16.50
Standard concession: £13.50
Other concession: £8.50

Traverse Theatre
Cambridge Street, Edinburgh. EH1 2ED
0131 228 1404

“powerful and richly contemporary

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman [on Rebecca Sharp, Little Forks] (more)

“fascinatingly complex, audacious and at times brain-poppingly clever work

Neil Cooper, The Herald  [on Rebecca Sharp Last Child, and Danger: Hollow Sidwalk] (more)