Make a HOO Coming to Orkney

‘Make A HOO’  By Sita Pieraccini  In association with FeralMake A HOO

Acclaimed physical theatre maker, Sita Pieraccini, combines compelling physicality, shadow play and kaleidoscopic visuals in her latest piece ‘Make A HOO’ which tours Scotland this Autumn.

The shimmering heat of tropical hills and purring of the Sri Lankan plains set the scene for a young woman’s journey as she strives to reconnect with her identity and the world in which she lives. Caught in an elaborate game of call and response with a shape-shifting being which only comes to life at night, she takes audiences on a journey between dream and wakefulness as she seeks harmony.

Saturated with the lure of adventure and risk, this solo performance draws on the relationship between song and labour, routine and recounting, and of trying to find your echo in a world of repetition. Coloured by live vocal imitations and raw field recordings, Make A HOO takes the form of modern folklore with a symphonic twist.

Sita’s choreography is scored by a multi-textured soundscape composed in collaboration with musician David Pollock and incorporates field recordings of the rural and urban Sri Lankan environments by sound artist Mark Vernon. Live vocals and sounds from contact mics are manipulated during the performance to recreate the mechanical whirrs, clicks and rattles of the tea plantation, traffic noise and hooting tuk tuks.

Make a HOO invites the audience on a whistle stop tour of the customs, mythology, sights and sounds of Sri Lanka from the bustle of down town Columbo to the mysticism of the Horton plains.  Inspired by an artist residency in Sri Lanka and featuring elements of local folk songs, Make A HOO combines vivid sonic environments and dynamic physicality to weave together the story of a day and a night in the life of this young woman.

Make A HOO is touring Oct and Nov 2017 to Platform (Glasgow – Part of Eastern Promise Festival), Assembly Roxy (Glasgow), Harbour Arts Centre (Irvine), Fife College (Kirkcaldy), Lyth Arts Centre (Wick), Orkney Theatre (Kirkwall), Gable End Theatre (Hoy) and Macphail Centre (Ullapool).

Supported by Feral, Creative Scotland, Manipulate Festival, UZ Events and Paisley Arts Centre.

Running Time: 45minutes approx. | Suitable for ages: 12+

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Where can you see Make A HOO


  • Fri 6th Oct | 7pm
    Platform, Easterhouse (Glasgow)
    Part of Eastern Promise Festival
    The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow, G34 9JW|
    Evening Festival Pass: £10 / £7.50 (Local Links)
    Weekend Festival Pass: £15 /£10 (Local Links)
    Box Office: 0141 276 9696 (opt 1) or


  • Thurs 12th October | 7.30pm
    Assembly Roxy (Edinburgh)
    2 Roxburgh Pl, Edinburgh EH8 9SU
    £8/£6 | 0131 623 3001 |



  • Tues 24th October (Workshop – 6pm – 7pm)
    Fri 27th October (Performance – 7.30pm)
    Harbour Arts Centre (Irvine)
    114-116 Harbour Street, Irvine, North Ayrshire
    £8/£6 |01294 274059


  • Sun 5th November |7.30pm
    Orkney Theatre (Kirkwall)
    Kirkwall Grammar School, The Meadows, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1QN
    £10/£1 (Secondary School Pupils) + Booking Fee or Tickets Available On The Door
  • Tues 7th November |7.30pm
    Gable End Theatre (Hoy)
    Melsetter, Longhope, Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3NY
    £10/£1 (Secondary School Pupils) |01856 791312 |


  • Thurs 9th November |7.30pm
    Macphail Centre (Ullapool)
    Mill Street, Ullapool, IV26 2UN
    £8/£6 |01854 613336 |

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