Unbecoming is a performance about loss and rage, told by a woman and a mother.

Rage, at all we become when we don’t have a choice. Loss, of all we haven’t become. And how we unbecome.


Using traditional song, soundscape, myth and movement, Unbecoming is a dreamworld, a rich and sublime space where image, memory, desire and fear all rewoman unravel, layer upon layer stripped away; a human, unmasked.

How much of what we are is what we’ve chosen to be?

After an initial small tour in 2018, our redeveloped version of Unbecoming now tours extensively across Scotland over Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023, supported by Creative Scotland’s Touring Fund.


Written and Performed by:
Anna Porubcansky

Ewan Downie

Set and Costume Design:
Ana Inés Jabares-Pita

Original Lighting Design:
Alberto Santos Bellido

Tour Lighting Design:
Joshua Brown

Production Manager:
Niall Black

Technical Stage Manager:
Alma Lindenhovius

Marketing and PR:
Jane Hamilton

Social Media Manager:
Gabriella Sloss

Corinne Salisbury


Genuinely powerful … a captivating portrait of a woman caught in the dissonance of contradictory desires

The List, Unbecoming

Anna Porubcansky’s… looping and overlaying of recorded layers and real-time vocalisings echoed the complex layers of a woman caught in a swithering vortex of choices and desires

The Herald, Unbecoming

Porubcansky cleverly weaves the narrative in a hypnotic way, using beautiful, crystal-clear vocals in a traditional song, and mesmeric movement … an original and entrancing performance

Glasgow Theatre Blog, Unbecoming

Extremely powerful

Audience Member, Unbecoming

True eye opener. I didn’t know theatre could do this

Audience Member, Unbecoming

The text was everything that goes through my head! I loved it.

Audience Member, Unbecoming


September 18, 2022 2:00 pm
Kristin Linklater Voice Centre, Orkney
September 20, 2022 8:00 pm
Cromarty Hall, St Margaret's Hope, Orkney
September 23, 2022 7:30 pm
Boat of Garten Community Hall, Cairngorms
September 25, 2022 7:30 pm
Fochabers Public Institute, Moray
01343 820207
September 28, 2022 7:30 pm
The Barn, Aberdeenshire
September 29, 2022 8:00 pm
Universal Hall, Findhorn
October 5, 2022 7:30 pm
Mull Theatre
October 8, 2022 1:30 pm
Platform, Easterhouse
March 9, 2023 7:30 pm
An Crùbh, Isle of Skye
March 10, 2023 7:30 pm
Dunvegan Hall, Isle of Skye
March 12, 2023 6:30 pm
Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow
March 15, 2023 8:00 pm
Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
01475 723 723
March 18, 2023 7:30 pm
**CANCELLED** The Brunton, Musselburgh
0131 653 5245
March 21, 2023 7:30 pm
Corn Exchange, Melrose
March 24, 2023 7:00 pm
Summerhall, Edinburgh
0131 560 1581
March 25, 2023 7:00 pm
Summerhall, Edinburgh
0131 560 1581
March 26, 2023 6:30 pm
The Byre Theatre, St Andrews
01334 475000
March 29, 2023 7:30 pm
Lyth Arts Centre - On Sale Soon