sun son theatre
Once Upon a Daydream by Sun Son Theatre
Venue 26: Summerhall Tech Cube Zero / Time: 14.40 (45 mins)
August 1, 2: £5 / August 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26: £8 (£6)
Box office: 0131 560 1581 / Suitable for age 5 and above
Sun Son Theatre, returning to Summerhall after its success in Taiwan Season 2017, welcomes you to enter a light-hearted world of live action and hand-crafted animation. Originally created by visual artist/actor Wan-Chun Liu, this disarming show is a 21st century urban fairytale where the line between real-life and fantasy is sweetly blurred and dreams can come true. It introduces us to a single woman – buoyant and colourful, but also bored and lonely – who returns home after work every day to a world of the imagination. Hand-drawn film imagery conjures up home as a safe but possibly confining place of salty tears and sugar water, bathroom karaoke and a mermaid alter ego who isn’t at all as ugly as she might sometimes feel. Come and let your own imagination – and spirit – run free.
Director: Chong-Leong Ng
Concept, animator, actress: Wan-Chun Liu
Actress: Hui-Yun Chuang
Actor: Wei-Loy Chang
Composer, musician: Ivan Alberto Flores Moran, Zi-Yin Chen
Founded in 1998, Sun Son Theatre is a unique musical and physical theatre from Taiwan. Imbued with the company members’ expertise in acting, music and dance, its collectively-created performances explore the primal power of the moving body and live sound. Utilising both modern and traditional aesthetics, the work is characterised by an organic and unified energy free from racial and cultural boundaries.