One of Belle & Sebastian‘s most-loved albums is to take on a new dimension, as an Edinburgh Festival Fringe production.
‘If You’re Feeling Sinister: A Play With Songs’ will run for almost four weeks in the capital this summer, at the Gilded Balloon.
The adaptation of the band’s iconic 1996 sophomore album is the work of Eve Nicol, creator of Middle Child Theatre’s ‘One Life Stand’, incorporating the lyrics of frontman Stuart Murdoch.
The lead roles will be taken by Sarah Swire of ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ – who also appeared as the Ballerina in Stuart Murdoch’s 2014 film ‘God Help The Girl’ – and Alan McHugh, a familiar face on ‘Taggart’ and ‘Limmy’s Show’, with production by BBC Arts and Avalon in association with the Tron Theatre.
The hour-long performance is directed by Paul Brotherston, who worked on Tron Theatre’s ‘Daphne Oram’s Wonderful World of Sound’.
The synopsis reads: “He was exhausted by life. She was tired of waiting for it to begin. Now Boss and Kid are on the run. A reckless artist waiting to be found and an academic looking to lose himself could pull oﬀ Glasgow’s greatest heist if they can keep their hands off one another and on the steering wheel. This is a story about dreaming, shame and the fear of being left behind.”
‘If You’re Feeling Sinister: A Play With Songs’ runs from 31st July to 26th August at 3.45pm at Gilded Balloon, Doonstairs.