• Hypocrisy at the Pianodrome

  • Tue, 03-12-2019 at 16:00
  • Leith Theatre
    28 - 30 Ferry Road
    EH6 4AE Edinburgh
Hypocrisy at the Pianodrome - Leith Theatre - Edinburgh

Imogen Stirling presents #Hypocrisy during the Pianodrome Resonancy at Leith Theatre. FREE ENTRY.Lost in the bliss of foreign travel, Imogen joyfully succumbs to the spoils of Western privilege. Returning to Scotland, a harsh society confronts her. Dangerous politicians prevail, the media sells fictions masquerading as reality, an ocean of social media sympathy pours forth for Western terror victims, yet backs turn on the migrant crisis. What staggering hypocrisy.Through examining who is tying our blindfolds and questioning why we let them, #Hypocrisy reminds us that in complacency lies the most heart-stopping terror.#Hypocrisy is Imogen Stirling's debut five-star show. Having sold out at the Edinburgh and Prague Fringe Festivals and toured the UK, the show was longlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2018 and shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards’ 'Best Spoken Word Show' in 2019. The script was published by Speculative Books and the album recently released on all streaming platforms. #Hypocrisy has been described as ‘life-affirming artistry’ (Everything Theatre), ‘exactly the sort of poetry we need right now’ (Alan Bissett) and ‘a tonic for the tribal times we live in’ (Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey)."