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The red chair


This intimate new show from Clod Ensemble has a dark, original fairy tale at its heart. The Red Chair is a surreal ballad that tells the story of a man who could not stop eating, the wife doomed to cook his meals and their ‘inveesible’ daughter.

Join acclaimed writer/performer Sarah Cameron as she takes you on a journey through a world of extreme compulsion and eye watering complacency, where domestic drudgery happens on an operatic scale and a father’s dereliction of duty reaches epic proportions.

Told in a rich and saucy Scots dialect with physical verve, a musical score that rolls in like the mist over the hills and a wee dram of whisky to oil the way, The Red Chair lies somewhere between a Grimms’ Tale, an absurdist ghost story and a parent’s guide on how not to bring up children.


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Photo: Manuel Vason. Illustrations: Sarah Cameron

Sarah Cameron

Sarah Cameron is an artist, performer, writer, mother. Born in Dundee, she studied sculpture at Chelsea School of Art and theatre at Ecole International de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. In theatre, she has worked with companies including: Clod Ensemble, The Royal Shakespeare Co and The Young Vic, where she was a resident member of the company that created the award winning Grimm Tales.


3 & 4 March • 8pm
Tron Theatre, Glasgow

63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB
£10 / £7.50
0141 552 4267

6 March • 7.30pm
Eden Court, Inverness

Bishops Road, Inverness IV3 5SA
01463 239841

8 March 7.30pm
Seaboard Centre, Tain

Balintore East St, Balintore,
Tain IV20 1UA
£10 / £8
01862 832888

10 March • 7.30pm
Aros, Isle of Skye

Viewfield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EU
£12 / £10 / £8
01478 613750

13 March • 7.30pm
Macphail Centre, Ullapool

Mill Street, Ullapool, IV26 2UN
01854 613336

14 March • 7.30pm
Gairloch Community Hall,

Achtercaim, Gairloch, IV21 2BP

15 March • 7.30pm
Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Ardfern, Lochgilphead PA31 8QN
£9 / £6

17 & 18 March • 8pm
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

10 Cambridge Street,
Edinburgh EH1 2ED
£16.50 / £13.50 / £8.50
0131 228 1404

20 March • 7.30pm
Theatre Royal, Dumfries

66-68 Shakespeare Street,
Dumfries DG1 2JH
01387 254209

31 March • 7.30pm
Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee

Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB
£14 / £12 / £11



Written and performed by Sarah Cameron
Directed by Suzy Willson
Music by Paul Clark
Design by Sarah Blekinsop
Lighting by Hansjorg Schmidt


Produced in association with Fuel



The Red Chair has been performed at

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival
The Lowry, Salford Quays
All Stretton Village Hall
Tarrant Gunville Village Hall
Hatch Beauchamp Village HallCorby Cube
The Birmingham Rep
Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival
Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London
Dome Studio, Brighton
Malvern Cube
Live At Lica, Lancaster
Soho Theatre, London
Canada Water Culture Space, London
Lakeside Theatre, Colchester
Northern Stage, Newcastle
Turner Contemporary, Margate