Told using live actors and large, striking puppets, East of the Sun and West of the Moon is about Bridgette and her quest to save her hometown after breaking a promise made to a frog. She must embark on a journey to a far-off land to save those she loves and bring peace back to her village.
Liminal Theatre aim to showcase physical productions with cross-cultural influences and messages, and their production of East of the Sun and West of the Moon has been performed across America and Europe.
Playwright and director Joel Mason was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease; he is now a board member of the Edinburgh Parkinson’s Society and has set up a group for Edinburgh youngsters diagnosed with the disease. He believes the condition has not adversely impacted his ability to direct; if anything, it emphasises the need for him to be able to communicate effectively.
“As a director I’m pretty much the same as I ever was,” he says. “Maybe I’m more compassionate towards my characters.”
East of the Sun and West of the Moon promises to be a visually impressive piece of physical theatre, and appears at the Roxy Art House at 2 Roxburgh Place on 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th March.
Friday showings are at 6pm; Saturdays feature two performances at 2pm and 6pm.
Tickets are £9 (£5 concession) with family tickets costing £20.
Tickets can be ordered online here; or may be bought in person at Tea Tree Tea in Bread Street.