Tricky Hat presents The Flames

The Flames will reignite in a striking and innovative mix of film, music and performance to explore stories about life after fifty, presenting a fresh look at how we approach ageing.

Join The Flames for a unique performance of devised work, taking inspiration from everyday life, to challenge pre-conceived ideas of how older people think and what they aspire to.

Created and Performed by The Flames. Supported by Creative Scotland and Garfield Weston.

Do you want to join The Flames?

Are you over 50 and do you have a story to tell?

Tricky Hat is welcoming people to join their performance company The Flames, to create a show that challenges pre-conceived ideas of how older people think and what they aspire to.

The Flames will work with Tricky Hat’s creative team in a series of workshops in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bathgate and the Highlands in 2023, before presenting a multi-disciplinary performance.

We welcome people from all walks of life and gender identity. No experience is necessary, and participation is free. To find out more, come to one of our information sessions. For registering your interest, and if you have any questions, please e-mail info@trickyhat.com

Flames @ CCA, Glasgow

Information session: Saturday 29th April 2023, 3.30pm – 5pm

Workshops: Saturday 6th May, Saturday 13th , Saturday 20th May, Saturday 27th May, Saturday 3rd June, 11am – 4pm

Rehearsal: Friday 9th June, 11am-4pm

Performance: Saturday 10th June, 4pm & 7pm

Flames @ Nairn Community & Arts Centre, Nairn

Dates: 26th June – 1st July 2023

Workshops: Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th June 2023 (11am-4pm)

Rehearsal: Friday 30th June 2023, 10am-5pm

Dress/Tech Rehearsal & Performance: Saturday 1st July, 10am – 9pm (performance at 7pm)

Past sessions this year:

Flames @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

Performances on Saturday 25th February 2023, 4pm & 7pm

Flames @ Regal Theatre, Bathgate

Performance on Friday 31st March 2023, 7pm

Previous participants said:

“Being a Flame re-awakened my adventurous spirit”

 “I have loved being immersed in the creative process and have been hugely inspired by other Flames. The creative team has been brilliant, supportive, inclusive, insightful, and fun. They created an atmosphere of trust necessary to bring the best out of us.

 “I trained as an actress and has always relied on other’s script. Now I need to write my own story”.

 We look forward to collaborating with you!

Photo credit: Jassy Earl