Inner Circle (2009)
Image by Paul Kozinski
Created for the Glasgow Subway Festival
Performed on the Inner Circle Subway, Glasgow.
"a hypnotically intense and intimate experience" ★★★★
"intense and edgy" ★★★★ (The Scotsman)
Adapted and performed by Martin O’Connor
Original script by Renato Gabrielli, translated by Maggie Rose
Directed by Neil Doherty
“…everything’s where it should be...I’ve got one leg next to the other, and there are two of them, my zonecard and wallet in the back of my trousers, my insides are relaxed beneath my skin, weight evenly placed on each foot, ankle above foot, knee above ankles and hips in line with shoulders, my breathing is relaxed but regular, it is twenty-three minutes to eight, and there is a boy…”
It’s just another day on the Inner Circle and just another passenger is travelling to work when the cracks begin to show. As his routine is unexpectedly interrupted he is faced with his true self and is forced to make some dangerous choices.
I just want to go back, can’t we reverse? Go back? What happens if we just go back to the beginning...can we do that? Back to the beginning where it all made