March 2014

cain's book

jack and waldo

This week Smack Wizards reside in the Arches, Glasgow, performing in Alan McKendrick's theatre adaptation of Alexander Trocchis' novel "Cain's Book"...

Wed 26th March 7pm (£8/£10)
Thurs 27th March 7pm (£10/£12)
Fri 28th March 7pm (£10/£12)
Sat 29th March 6.30pm (£10/£12)

Ian Hanmore (Game of Thrones, Young Adam)
Lou Prendergast
Ross Mann

"Acclaimed worldwide as a high watermark for Scottish literature, Cain’s Book is a tour-de-force of poetic writing simultaneously occupying the modes of drug literature confessional, bleak comedy and philosophical tract, depicting protagonist Joe Necchi’s experiences from a Glasgow childhood through to adult life in 1950s New York as a scow captain and unrepentant heroin addict.

McKendrick’s adaptation juxtaposes theatre, cinematic and photographic projection, formation dance interludes and music from Glasgow avant-rock group Smack Wizards. A continuous three-hour live extravaganza – there will be opportunities to take intervals, yet incentives to remain throughout." -