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We Are In Time

With Untitled Projects and Valgeir Sigurðsson

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Standard £20
Disability £16
Entertainment Union £16
Over 65 £16
Under 30s and Students £14
Unemployment Benefits (Employment Support Allowance / Jobseekers Allowance) £5

With a free post-concert talk

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In person at Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 2ED

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Scottish Ensemble & Untitled Projects
in association with Perth Theatre


We Are In Time

Pamela Carter

Valgeir Sigurðsson

Stewart Laing

Musical Director
Jonathan Morton

Raw Material

Scottish Ensemble

Ruby Philogene
Jodie Landau

And featuring
Alison O’Donnell
As Narrator

Two bodies, suspended in darkness.
A team of surgeons, poised as one.
A gathered chorus, singing of life and death.
And a human heart, speeding through the city…

Unfurling through song, words and a visionary live score for strings and electronics, We Are In Time follows the extraordinary journey of two strangers, one giving life, the other receiving it. Musicians are at once performers, chorus and specialist team as the drama between renowned mezzo-soprano Ruby Philogene and vocalist Jodie Landau unfolds, and time ticks on.

The result is a thought-provoking meditation on life, and on what it means to live; on the frailty and strength of human beings, working together, with science, against nature, in search of the superhuman.

About the artists

Pamela Carter is a writer and dramaturgist creating ideas-driven, conceptual pieces that seem to straddle a world of theatre, visual art and performance art with a distinctly continental European resonance. In her regular encounters with Laing’s Untitled Projects, her writing sparks with ideas and the obvious alchemy of their collaborative working: The Salon Project, Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner and Slope.

Currently Associate Director with National Theatre of Scotland, Stewart Laing‘s celebrated reputation is entangled with Untitled Projects, the company he formed to create one-off, adventurous, truly genre-defying events. His work pushes at the future, probes the social obsessions of the present, and re-frames cultural history; it also provokes on an intellectual level, and entertains on a human one. His training as a (Tony award-winning) theatre designer roots his creations in extraordinary visuals; his extensive work with operatic companies showcases a deep understanding of music-as-spectacle.

Valgeir Sigurðsson is a musical polymath of enviable acclaim. His list of collaborators as composer, producer and engineer is enviable in its name-dropping variety: Björk and Feist on one hand; Hilary Hahn, Nico Muhly and City of London Sinfonia on another, all approached with genre-fluidity and polished creativity. His own music is another thing altogether. Says famed journalist Paul Morley, on his latest album: “music that is made in direct, elusive opposition to the limiting, spoiling restrictions of classification, music not made to belong anywhere in particular, or music made to belong somewhere in a future not yet determined”


This venue is accessible. There is level access into the building and to the box office, and lift access to the bar and cafe downstairs. Should you require lift access into the theatre space, please speak to a member of the front of house staff who will be very happy to help.  Full information on the venue facilities can be found here. If you have any specific access requirements please get in touch with the venue on 0131 228 1404.

What to Expect

If this is your first time attending a Scottish Ensemble performance and you’re not quite sure what to expect, you may be interested in the What to Expect page on our website. 

The programme for this concert will be available online before the concert and large print and audio versions can be provided on request. 

If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing office@scottishensemble.co.uk or by giving us a call on 0141 332 4747.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 3 Mar 2020 at 7:30 pm

10 Cambridge St, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED United Kingdom