A powerful multimedia one man play integrating stand-up comedy, dramatic storytelling and physical theatre with giant, immersive animation and music will be performing in Shetland as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival.
The Life and Nearly Death of Riley has been performed to 3000 people in eight countries. The Life and Nearly Death of Riley has also been applied to resilience education and international suicide prevention programmes, successfully harnessing professional arts to energise feeling, motivation and action.
The storyteller presents us with a prisoner and a boy, Riley. We are then taken through a roller coaster of emotions as we follow Riley from his supposed contentment to his darkest moment of despair and ultimately to an encounter that could change everything. From comedic beginnings, a story of transformation unfolds, culminating in an intense episode, told without words but through physical movement and sounds.
Local performance details are shown in the image below: