THEATRE REVIEWS

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WIND RESISTANCE : THE SCOTSMAN : ★★★★★

"The tale is told through a chain of 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." 

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh 

Joyce McMillan  

FIVE STARS***** 

In the programme for Wind Resistance, the show’s creator and performer Karine Polwart – award-winning singer, songwriter, publisher and now theatre-maker – offers a dedication which is worth reading in full. She…

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WIND RESISTANCE : SUNDAY HERALD : ★★★★★

'Wind Resistance is a poetic piece of protest theatre that blossoms into a magical musical garden of earthly delights.' 

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh  

Neil Cooper  

FIVE STARS***** 

The sound of birdsong floats about the auditorium as Karine Polwart comes on stage to perform her meditation on the land, sea and air that surrounds her in Fala, the village just outside Edinburgh she calls home. It's a sound that soothes, possibly because, as Polwart talks of the 2,400 pink-footed geese that fly from…

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WIND RESISTANCE : IRISH TIMES : ★★★★★

Wind Resistance  
Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire  
*****  
Every autumn, 2,400 pink-footed geese fly from the glaciers of Greenland to their winter home at Fala Moor, 15 miles from Edinburgh.  The Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart lives nearby, and in her first venture into theatre she has crafted a detailed portrait of this protected wetland area and its inhabitants, past and present.  Taking her inspiration from the geese – whose V-shaped skeins are a lesson in aerodynamic awareness and the…

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WIND RESISTANCE : THE TELEGRAPH : ★★★★★

Karine Polwart's Wind Resistance is a stunning exploration of the myths and stories of the land around us – review ★★★★★

Charlotte Runcie  

11 AUGUST 2016 

You can identify a moorcock, or red grouse, by its distinctive cry that sounds as if the bird is saying, “Go back, go back, go back.” The hugely respected Scottish folk singer-songwriter, Karine Polwart, has taken the sound of the moorcock she heard near her home in Pathhead, near Edinburgh, as an invitation to go back to the old myths and stories…

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