Near perfect theatre at Eastgate

Audiences will be swept away by a heartfelt story about survival when the multi-award-winning Two Destination Language performs '˜Near Gone' at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, on March 17.

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 9:20 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:09 am
Near Gone by Two Destination Language at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles.
Near Gone by Two Destination Language at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles.

Delivered in English and Bulgarian, with intoxicating gypsy music, this beautiful performance fills an empty space with two performers, hundreds of fresh flowers and a storm of emotion.

Between them, the pair tell a difficult story as best they can – a true tale about a young girl’s brush with death, which gradually reveals their own relationship. It’s a performance that plays with the emotions of the audience, leaving many questioning the fragility of life.

For this production, Two Destination Language worked for the first time with renowned choreographer Charlotte Vincent, while the sound design is by the National Theatre’s Tim Blazdell.

One of a host of excellent reviews, Total Theatre Magazine described ‘Near Gone’ as “a near-perfect show. Wonderful performances by both actors. A beautifully crafted story told expertly through many means and forms – verbal, visual and physical”.

Community, identity and memory are ideas which percolate much of their work, and that’s certainly the case in this creative, inventive and hugely touching piece of theatre.

Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £14/£12/£6 from or 01721 725777.