On 4 July 1845, Henry David Thoreau walked into the woods near his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts and decided to stay. He built a hut next to a lake called Walden Pond and for the next two years attempted to live entirely by his own resources.
As well as discovering the thrill of living life at no-one’s behest but his own, Thoreau found something else – himself.
These performances, directed and adapted by Nicholas Bone and designed by environmental artists Charles Blanc and Tristan Surtees (Sans Façon), have been specially created for the gallery space at Stills on Cockburn Street.
Event: Walden at the Traverse
Venue: Stills, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP
Date/Time: Thursday 31 Jan – Saturday 2 February at 7.30pm, Sunday 3 February at 2.30pm
Updated 30 January: The Traverse are reporting that all performances for Walden have now Sold Out.
Updated 31 January: Following overwhelming demand, there’s to be another perfomance on Sunday 3 February at 6.30pm.