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Jim Marshall Auditorium

Wind Resistance

presented by Karine Polwart & The Royal Lyceum Company
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“A poignant, unflinching and beautiful show. Its music will resonate for a long time.”


The runaway hit of the Edinburgh International Festival 2016, a compelling fable for our modern world, Wind Resistance is written and performed by multi-award-winning singer-songwriter, Karine Polwart.

Every autumn, 2,500 pink-footed geese fly from Iceland and Greenland to winter at Fala Flow, a protected peat-bog south-east of Edinburgh. From this windy plateau, Karine surveys the surrounding landscape through history, birdlore and personal memoir. Ideas of sanctuary, maternity, goose skeins, Scottish football legend, conservation, and medieval medicine all take flight, in a spellbinding alchemy of song, story and potent lighting and electro-acoustic effects. 

Nominated for Best New Play, Best Production, Best Director and winner of Best Music & Sound at the CATS (Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland) 2017, Karine was also shortlisted for Best Actor in the Sunday Herald Culture Awards.

“Exquisite songs and storytellings, both traditional and original, delivered by Polwart with a quite extraordinary combination of gentleness, strength, humour and sheer command of her art.”  THE SCOTSMAN *****

“A magical musical garden of earthly delights which sees Polwart soar.”  THE HERALD *****

“A seamless piece of theatre: part memoir, part gig, part nature documentary, but much, much more than the sum of its parts. An utterly beautiful thing.” IRISH TIMES *****

These performances are presented as part of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2018

Ticket fee information

All transactions are subject to a transaction charge of £3. With the exception of some events in this year's IF: MK International Festival, internet bookings are subject to an additional booking fee of £1.80 per ticket

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