Flame Out

Our Work | February 24, 2024

Tricky Hat Productions presents Flame Out

The Flames 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.

Flames @ CatStrand, New Galloway, Castle Douglas

Friday 19th April (11am – 12.30pm) – Information session
Friday 3rd May (12pm – 4pm) – Rehearsal 1
Friday 10th May (12pm – 4pm) – Rehearsal 2
Friday 17th May (12pm – 4pm) – Rehearsal 3
Friday 24th May (12pm – 4pm) – Rehearsal 4
Friday 31st May (12pm – 4pm)) – Rehearsal 5
Saturday 1st June (10am – 9pm): Dress Rehearsals & Performance.

Flames @ Heart of Hawick, Hawick

Tuesday 14th May (11am – 12.30pm) – Information session
Tuesday 21st May (11am – 3pm) – Rehearsal 1
Tuesday 28th May (11am – 3pm) – Rehearsal 2
Tuesday 4th June (11am – 3pm) – Rehearsal 3
Tuesday 11th June (11am – 3pm) – Rehearsal 4
Tuesday 18th June (11am – 3pm) – Rehearsal 5
Friday 21st June (10.30am – 9.30pm): Dress Rehearsals & Performance.

Flames @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

Performances on Saturday 24th February 2024, 4pm & 7pm

Flames @ Strathearn Arts, Crieff

Performance on Saturday 2nd March 2024, 7.30pm

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, 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

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”.

Photo credit: Mihaela Bodlovic