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Wind Resistance

Every autumn, two and a half thousand pink-footed geese fly from Greenland to winter at Fala Flow, a protected peatbog south-east of Edinburgh. Read more …


From this windy plateau, writer and singer Karine Polwart surveys the surrounding landscape through history, song, birdlore and personal memoir. Ideas of sanctuary, maternity, goose skeins, Scottish football legend and medieval medicine all take flight, in this compelling combination of story and song.

The critical consensus

The result is a quietly poetic piece of protest theatre that blossoms into a magical musical garden of earthly delights, and which sees Polwart soar.

*****Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 06/11/2017

Remarkable and beautiful.

*****Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 07/11/2017

There are many important messages delivered through this rich, well-crafted, uplifting piece. It has been woven with warmth, humour and most of all skill, a wonderful way to while away windy November night.

Seth Ewin, British Theatre Guide, 10/11/2017

Features about Wind Resistance

Karine Polwart--'Wind Resistance has been a proper gear shift in terms of what others think I can do'.

David Pollock, The List, 06/11/2017

Where and when?

Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh from Wednesday March 25, 2020, until Saturday March 28, 2020. More info:

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