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Lost Ones

Lost Ones is a surreal, fantastical adventure about a man whose unusual past is coming back to haunt him. Strange creatures are emerging from his body and disappearing through a hole in the skirting board. Each carries a bag in which something valuable is being smuggled to the void on the other side.

What is in the bags? Where are the creatures coming from? And who are the grotesque children haunting our hero’s waking hours?

It all goes back to an incident at t he top of a mountain, a class outing years before. A group of extraordinary children at the notorious academy, St Peter’s On The Hill, are taken on a day out by their teacher. Only one child comes back, but what happened on that mountain? And why has it come back to haunt our hero now?

Lost Ones is a strange, beautiful and ever so slight twisted piece with performance, extraordinary design and anarchic live music.

Performance dates

05 April - 08 April, 2006

Colombo, Sri Lanka

17 March - 18 March, 2006

Skopje, Macedonia

13 March - 14 March, 2006

Prishtina, Kosovo

19 October - 20 October, 2005

Battersea Arts Centre, London

14 October, 2005

Gilmorehill G12, Glasgow

11 October - 12 October, 2005

Unity Theatre, Liverpool

07 October, 2005

macrobert, Stirling

01 October, 2005

Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

27 September, 2005

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

23 September, 2005

Cumbernauld Theatre

21 September, 2005

Gaeity Theatre, Ayr

17 September, 2005

The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

13 September - 14 September, 2005

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

09 September, 2005

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

06 September - 07 September, 2005

Dundee Rep, Dundee

08 August - 28 August, 2005

Pleasance Grand
Edinburgh Festival Fringe

10 November - 13 November, 2004

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

06 November, 2004

The Hat Factory, Luton

02 November - 04 November, 2004

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

29 October, 2004

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

21 October, 2004

macrobert, Stirling

14 October - 16 October, 2004

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

17 August - 28 August, 2004

Scotland’s Theatre Gateway, Edinburgh


'Rich in atmosphere and ceaselessly inventive, this show touches you with the rarest of beauty.'
★★★★★ The List  

'a perfectly formed hour of macabre goings-on.'
★ Edinburgh Evening News 

'Inspired, inspiring, inventive and thought provoking… If original thinking is your bag, you’ll do no better.'
★ Evening Express 

'there is nothing ordinary about this cartoon gothic play… a demented piece of pure entertainment'
★ Metro

'Kai Fischer's set (utilising evocative chalkboards) and lighting are quite extraordinary, combining versatility with tremendous thematic and visual impact. The performances are superb all round, with Sandy Grierson fabulously eccentric as Theodore and Tania Guerreiro tremendous as the bleakly inquisitive Mrs Henry. Angelica Kroeger's atmospheric sound and Alasdair Macrae's memorably mad songs exemplify this most charming, complete and affecting of works.'
★ The Sunday Herald

'Vanishing Point’s brilliant, visual show is like a living nightmare…it infests the subconscious…wheedles its way into your brain with its mixture of finger and shadow puppetry, weird music and beautiful, macabre images…it looms over you like a monstrous shadow… a wonderfully ambitious and assured hour of expressionistic theatre…'
★ The Guardian 

'Some of the strongest work on the Fringe this year…an eerie fable which sparkles with invention…a remarkable package…'
★ The Scotsman 

'A delicious piece of topsy-turvy gothic… STRANGE and BEAUTIFUL'
The Herald

'I sat through this production with an open-mouthed grin of amazement…inventive and stunning…'
The British Theatre Guide

'Superb ensemble playing…impeccable lighting and design…vibrant costumes…a truly brilliant piece of storytelling'
The Stage

Winner - Tron Theatre Awards 2004



A co-production with The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Conceived and directed by Matthew Lenton
Text by Matthew Lenton
Set and Lighting Design by Kai Fischer
Costume design by Becky Minto
Dramaturg Nicola McCartney
Sound Design by Angelica Kroeger
Songs by Alasdair Macrae
Lyrics by Matthew Lenton and Alasdair Macrae

Performers (2004)
Sandy Grierson, Claire Lamont, Alasdair Macrae, Tânia Guerreiro, Itxaso Moreno 

Performers (2005)
Sandy Grierson, Claire Lamont, Alasdair Macrae, Rocio Galan, Catherine Whitefield 
Production Manager Ken Savva
Technical Stage Manager Maria Bechaalani
Stage Managers Rob Armstrong & Fraser Thompson-Noble
Marketing & Public Relations Manager  Purni Morell
Design of publicity Greenlight Creative



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