Bloggers invited to get a first look of My Shrinking Life

My Shrinking Life

Social media users are invited to join us on for an exclusive first look at My Shrinking Life.

The social media call takes place at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow on Friday 7th September, at 10.45am for a 11.00am start.

Get the first peek of an exciting world premiere collaboration between one of Scotland’s leading actors, directors and theatre/film makers, Alison Peebles and European experimental theatre-maker, Lies Pauwels (Knives in Hens)

It was during rehearsals for David Greig’s The Cosmonaut’s Last Message To The Woman He Once Loved In The Former Soviet Union, when a creeping numbness and too many falls led Alison to her doctor and an eventual diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis.

My Shrinking Life created from interviews with family, friends, colleagues and the medical profession, examines the journey Alison has been on physically and emotionally since that first diagnosis in 2001.  Despite her limitations, even because of them, My Shrinking Life is a very physical piece of theatre, performed by Alison and three dancers; Katie Armstrong, Thomas J Baylis and Hanna Stanbridge. Two additional child actors will play Alison’s younger self. Celebratory, irreverent and sometimes surreal, it is the story of Alison and her shrinking life.

At the social media call, you will be free to capture scenes from the show and will meet some of the team involved in the production. You’ll even receive tickets to the preview performance on Saturday 8th September at 7.45pm.

Previous social media call participants have uploaded Flickr albums, vlogs, sketches, collage, tweets and blog posts based on content they’ve collected from the events. However you share your interests online, we’d love to see what you can create by giving you access to the production.

Places are limited so if you would like to attend please register in advance by email or Twitter @NTS_Eve.

Find out more about the show here.

Have a look at what other social media call attendees have created here.

My Shrinking Life – in rehearsal from National Theatre of Scotland on Vimeo.

The National Theatre of Scotland’s production of My Shrinking Life tours to Byre Theatre, St Andrews, from 27 & 28 Sept, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 2 & 3 Oct and Eden Court, Inverness 5 & 6 Oct.

For more information on the show and tour please visit

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About National Theatre of Scotland

In its short life, the National Theatre of Scotland has already earned a significant national and international reputation for its daring and originality. The National Theatre of Scotland was established in 2006 and has created over 200 productions. Being a theatre without walls and building-free, the Company presents a wide variety of work that ranges from large-scale productions to projects tailored to the smallest performing spaces. In addition to conventional theatres, the Company has performed in airports, schools, tower blocks, community halls, ferries and forests. The National Theatre of Scotland creates much of its work in partnership with theatre-makers, companies, venues and participants across the globe. From extraordinary projects with schools and communities, to the ground-breaking online 5 Minute Theatre to landmark pieces such as The James Plays by Rona Munro - the National Theatre of Scotland’s aspiration is to tell the stories that need to be told and to take work to wherever audiences are to be found.

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