Players from Lau and Portishead to tour multimedia show

Flit performed at Buxton Opera House on October 24.

Flit performed at Buxton Opera House on October 24.

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Musicians from Lau, Portishead, Mogwai and The Unthanks are to premiere a multimedia show at Edinburgh International Festival before embarking on an exclusive UK tour, taking in Buxton this autumn.

Featuring Martin Green (Lau), Adrian Utley (Portishead), Dominic Aitchison (Mogwai), Becky Unthank (The Unthanks), Adam Holmes and whiterobot, this intimate production features darkly atmospheric songs and breath-taking stop-motion animation.

Flit is inspired by first-hand stories of human migration, some heart-warming, others heartbreaking.

It features songs and original music by Green with lyrics from Karine Polwart, Anaïs Mitchell, Sandy Wright and Aidan Moffat.

Set within a captivating animated world and a haunting sonic landscape, these exquisite songs are performed by a world class band fronted by the inimitable voices of Becky Unthank and fresh new talent Adam Holmes.

The stop-motion animation is from Edinburgh-based, BAFTA winning writer/director duo whiterobot.

Flit will be staged in Buxton Opera House on October 24. Tickets £22.50. Call 01298 721090 or visit www.
buxtonoperahouse.org.uk