Words by Johnny McKnight, Composed by Gareth Williams
Directed by Roxana Haines – Conducted by Chris Gray – World Premiere 2022
***** “A shatteringly powerful piece brought to life by an extraordinary group of young people… deeply disturbing, deeply moving and deeply challenging…” Scotsgay Arts
***** “exhilarating music and stunning performances…. a story that has to be told.” Ear To The Ground
“a superb ensemble performance…. a powerful piece of work.” VoxCarnyx
Fae this rubble, we finally dared to dream that the sins fae this hoose might finally be wiped clean.
A group of young people stand amongst the debris of Findenterran Farm, until recently a children’s care home for those abandoned and forgotten in a broken system. As they pick through the shattered fragments of their childhood, they speak of what really went on in that largely ignored property on the outskirts of town. Bold, moving and only too close to real life events, Rubble gives a voice to those who were ignored and overlooked by society while their youth was quietly stolen from them by those in unchecked power. And from the rubble, the healing can now begin…
Directed by Roxana Haines, this new piece from acclaimed composer Gareth Williams with text by Scottish theatre legend Johnny McKnight was commissioned for Scottish Opera Education’s 50th Anniversary. Members of Scottish Opera Young Company are joined by soprano Shuna Scott Sendall (The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken 2021), to tell this searingly honest, at times darkly comedic story. The cast and creative team have worked with ARTiculate Art Therapy to bring this world safely to life.
Kindly supported by Scottish Opera’s Education Angels and Scottish Opera’s New Commissions Circle