“A state of the nation address from a frayed electronic mind flying high above that nation and looking for a place to hit.”
Drone is a live jam of sound, visuals and poetry, telling the story of a military drone’s life and fears. The Drone is part weapons system, part office worker, part tense background hum. The bleak humour and tender fury of Drone sees the unmanned aerial vehicle as the technology of a neurotic century, surveilled and surveilling, asking how anxious people can live as part of systems of such astonishing destruction.
Written by the Forward-shortlisted poet Harry Josephine Giles and performed by them with international sound artist Neil Simpson (Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo) and digital artist Jamie Wardrop (Beats, The Dwelling Place), Drone is the spectacular culimination of five years of work. Directed by Rob Jones, the performance is mixed new every night, the three artists making a live cabaret band for an intense and groundbreaking multimedia poetry show.
Drone has performed at Buzzcut (Glasgow) the Scottish Storytelling Centre (Edinburgh), the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Shoreditch Town Hall (London), Raven Row (London), Tron Theatre (Glasgow), Camden People’s Theatre (London), Sound Archive (Kirkwall), Gable End (Hoy), Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh). In August 2019 we will perform at Summerhall in the Edinburgh Fringe as part of the Made in Scotland Showcase.
The book of Drone was published by Vagabond Voices.
Drone is proud to be part of the Made in Scotland showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe, a curated showcase of the best performance from Scotland at the world’s biggest arts festival. As part of Made in Scotland, we’re actively seeking national and international tour dates: get in touch.