wind resistance
Theatre & Dance
Irish Premiere

A Karine Polwart & Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Co-Production

Written & Performed by Karine Polwart

Every autumn, two and a half thousand pink-footed geese fly from Greenland to winter at Fala Flow, a protected peatbog southeast of Edinburgh. From this windy plateau, Karine Polwart surveys the surrounding landscape through history, song, bird-lore and personal memoir. Ideas of sanctuary, maternity, goose skeins, Scottish football legend and medieval medicine all take flight, in this compelling combination of story and song.

Best Music & Sound Award Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2017

Karine Polwart is a Scottish songwriter and musician, as well as a theatre maker, storyteller and published essayist. She is a four-time winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Photo Credit: Laurence Winram

A sublime blend of nature writing and folk music, Wind Resistance is one of the true delights of this year's festival

The List

A stunning exploration of the myths and stories of the land around us. A poignant, unflinching, and beautiful show. Its music will resonate for a long time

The Telegraph

A thing of beauty and understanding

The Stage