The Red Chair tells the darkly humorous story of a father who eats and eats until he turns into the chair he is sitting upon, the wife doomed to cook his meals and their 'inveesible' daughter. The modern, surreal fairytale is punctuated with a dram of whisky and locally-made nibbles for the audience.
As solo performances go, Sarah Cameron’s 100-minute monologue The Red Chair is an absolutely extraordinary one, perched on the wildest edge between theatre and storytelling, and all the more exciting for it.
Sarah Cameron is an engaging performer, although at almost two hours The Red Chair is far too long. Cameron's monologue is undoubtedly impressive but it is difficult for one performer to hold audience interest for that length of time.
Vengeance is best served with a wee dram. This is a tale to both warm the cockles and stir the soul – all easy to digest, but with a real after-kick.
A very welcome celebration of the Scots tongue, storytelling and theatrical performance itself.
It’s a performance of great riches that at times unfortunately feels like a glut.
The minimal set and props, just a wooden chair and a large chalk circle on the floor, make for an intimate and immersive performance.
Like all the best storytellers she weaves a kind of spell around those who have gathered to listen to her.
The Red Chair to tour Scotland
The Red Chair explores the darker aspects of the human condition
On Tour, from Friday March 3, 2017, until Friday March 31, 2017.