A theatrical adaptation of Jackie Kay's The Adoption Papers.

The Devolving Diasporas team worked with the macrobert to develop a new youth theatre piece based on Jackie Kay’s The Adoption Papers published by Bloodaxe Books.

This was the original publicity for the performance:

macrobert Youth Dance Company
presents The Adoption Papers

An adaptation of Jackie Kay’s powerful poem “The Adoption Papers” brings the taboos surrounding adoption to the stage. An adopted girl searches for her identity while the adoptive mother searches for the unattainable, and her real mother copes with her shame. As part of the Devolving Diasporas project the macrobert Youth Dance Company brings this story into their first theatre production, fusing contemporary dance with physical theatre.

» Wednesday 20 June 7.45pm
» Thursday 21 June 7.45pm
» Friday 22 June 7.45pm

» Tickets £10 (£6 concession) » Tickets and Information: 01786 466 666

About the macrobert:
‘the macrobert has established itself as the premier children’s arts venue not only in Central Scotland but anywhere in the country’
Mark Brown, The Scotsman

macrobert is located on the stunning campus of the University of Stirling and is easily accessible to all areas of Scotland. We offer unique facilities, which have been designed by young people themselves and include a dedicated theatre for children – playhouse; a state of the art cinema – filmhouse; children’s art gallery – arthouse; creche – treehouse; a workshop rehearsal space – workhouse, as well as a stylish café bar and medium scale theatre space – mainhouse.

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The Stirling Observer

In August 2008, The Macrobert Youth Dance Company raised their own funds to perform The Adoption Papers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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