Conceived and directed by Matthew Lenton
Created by James Fortune, Sandy Grierson and
‘A big grin of a show’ The Guardian **** ‘Funny, evocative and celebratory… blessed with excellent performances’ The Telegraph **** The Herald **** The Scotsman ****
You are the centre of your little world and I am of mine
Now and again we meet for tea, we're two of a kind.
This is our universe, cups of tea.
We have a beautiful cosmos, you and me.
– Ivor Cutler
Journey through the mind of one of music’s most improbable icons. A true maverick, Ivor Cutler was signed by all the major record labels, influenced The Beatles, was championed by John Peel and was the only artist to have been played on Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Weaving together his music, prose, poetry and biography, The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler tells the story of a remarkable life: from birth, through boyhood, to old age and death. Whether you’re already a fan or are exploring his music for the first time, this fantastical, feel-good show is created by the ever-inventive Vanishing Point (Tomorrow, Brighton Festival 2014, Interiors Brighton Festival 2012) and National Theatre of Scotland (The Strange Undoing of Prudentia Hart, Brighton Festival 2014).