The World is a Wedding, The Presentation of Unst in Everyday Life


In 1949, Canadian sociology student Erving Goffman lived on Unst, the Northern most Island in Shetland, for one year. He told everyone on Unst he was there to study the economy. He wasn’t. He was there to study everyone on Unst. He used this research to write one of the most important sociology books ever, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. Seventy years latter, a cast of teenagers from Shetland applied his insights to create The World is a Wedding, The Presentation of Unst in Everyday Life, an immersive show about connection, coming together, and how we live with one another.

Co-Presented by: National Theatre of Scotland as part of The Futureproof Festival

Director: Darren O'Donnell
Co-Director: Alice Fleming
Producer: Tina Fance
Creative Associate: Thipeeshan Balakrishnan, Louise Witham, Jack Tully, Craig McCorquodale, Sonja Kovacevic, Daisy M Leask, Daniel Inkster, Sula Brookes, Miranda Moss, Jamie Deyell, Lydia Hay, Peter Muir, Grace Anderson, Erin Jamieson, Charlie White, Jessica Falconer, Vaila Crow

Featuring The Alan Nicholson Band

Local Production: Karen Allan
Project Manager: Lisa Ward
Creative Associate: Jacqui Clark

Performance Dates: October 25-26, 2018 (Lerwick), October 28, 2018 (Unst)