Ménage à Trois

In a private chamber, a lonely woman begins to craft the perfect man out of the only thing she knows – her crutches. A hauntingly beautiful study of love, obsession, loneliness and manipulation, Ménage à Trois is a visually stunning piece of dance theatre from award-winning performer Claire Cunningham and choreographer and video artist Gail Sneddon. This darkly humorous and deeply personal portrait explores Claire’s 20-year relationship with her crutches and asks if it’s possible to find love when there are already three of you in the relationship.

[A] ‘fearless, fierce and beautiful show’ **** (The Times)

Created in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland and commissioned for Unlimited. With support from Creative Scotland.

Recommended for ages 14+

Event Images

By a lake in the Scottish Highlands, Claire Cunningham dances with a man made out of crutches.

By a lake in the Scottish Highlands, Claire Cunningham dances with a man made out of crutches.

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Claire in dancing with a long crutch. On the floor to the left of her there is a large pile of crutches

Claire in dancing with a long crutch. On the floor to the left of her there is a large pile of crutches

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A man dances with a figure that is made out of three crutches and a grey overall.

A man dances with a figure that is made out of three crutches and a grey overall.

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Claire is holding her crutches, but is being lifted off the ground by a man wearing grey.

Claire is holding her crutches, but is being lifted off the ground by a man wearing grey.

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Duration

1 hour