The Destroyed Room, 6 août 2016 20:00, Lyceum Theatre
Three people take their seats on stage and a conversation begins. They sit among potted plants and standard lamps, discussing what they have witnessed, and debating the ethics of watching. Around them, cameras film their every word and every reaction, beaming them live onto a big screen. But as the debate intensifies, the atmosphere begins to change and the conversation builds towards a dramatic and surprising climax.
The Destroyed Room is about the profusion of lenses that bring the world and the pain of others right into our rooms, but also keep them at a distance. It’s about what we see and what we turn away from. And what’s coming.
Renowned Glasgow-based theatre company Vanishing Point has built an international reputation for bold, ambitious shows that are both visceral and visual. The Destroyed Room is their latest production, presented here as a double-bill with their celebrated Interiors. Connected by themes of watching and voyeurism, the two shows offer a compelling contrast to each other, but each can also be seen on its own.