ROOTS is a solo performance, written and performed by Elisabeth Flett (viola, voice, spoken word)
A new solo performance about loss, language and cultural identity. Born and raised in a sleepy village in Fife, musician and theatre-maker Elisabeth Flett moved to London aged seventeen and has been struggling with the concept of belonging ever since. ROOTS is an exploration of what it feels like to lose home, and a questioning of whether it’s possible to re-find what is lost. Using a mixture of spoken word, Scottish folk tunes and songs, soundscapes and her own original compositions, Elisabeth explores the theme of displacement through her own personal experiences as a Scottish teenager moving away from a close-knit village community and into an alien, sprawling city across the border. This is a story about leaving, arriving, self-identity, despair, hope and what to do if you live in inner city London but are urgently missing sheep.
“Haunting, powerful and emotive…a forthright portrayal of loss amongst a windswept landscape” –
Write My Blurb
As seen at: London Theatre’s Itchy Scratch Night, Write My Blurb, HYG Nights, Show Us Your Sh*t, Lewisham Fringe Festival 2018 and Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019.
Suitable for all ages