Created and performed by Ewan Downie and Jonathan Peck, with directorial assistance from Al Seed, A Brief History of Evil combines Company of Wolves’ electrifying movement style with the vulnerability, mockery, and satire of clown and bouffon. The result is a performance that is dangerous, relentless, and very, very funny.
A Brief History of Evil was performed for five shows at Summerhall during the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, and embarked on a fifteen date, thirteen venue tour across Scotland in October 2016 with shows at Woodend Barn (Banchory), Gable End Theatre (Hoy), Macarts (Galashiels), The Drouthy Cobbler (Elgin), An Cridhe (Isle of Coll), Lochgoilhead Community Hall, Craignish Community Hall (Ardfern), The Mill Theatre (Thurso), Theatre Royal Dumfries, Wigtown County Buildings, Harbour Arts Centre (Irvine), Scottish Youth Theatre Brian Cox Studio (Glasgow) and Assembly Roxy (Edinburgh).
- Created and performed by:
- Ewan Downie and Jonathan Peck
- Directorial Assistance:
- Al Seed
- Lighting Design:
- Lex Burnhams
- Costume Design:
- Catherine Barthram
- Rehearsal Assistant:
- Andrew Scade
- Tour Technician:
- Alberto Santos-Bellido
The National Lottery through Creative Scotland
In association with
Woodend Barn, The Touring Network, North East Arts Touring, and Dumfries and Galloway Arts Live
Produced by FERAL
Sinister yet playful… sympathetic and witty despite the undertow of horror.
Lighthearted yet devilishly dark… A powerful exploration of our inner evil.
You’re caught up in the downward spiral of its characters; the eerie spoken word and seductive physicality sucking you in in spite of your growing discomfort
Violent. Sensual. Nightmarish. Ill. Two people who are awful for each other. Unhealthy.