Mairi Campbell ‘Wolves is about family relationships…’ /

We’re honoured to have Scottish composer and musician Mairi Campbell back working with us on Wolves, this time joined by her daughter Ellen. We caught up with her in between rehearsals to chat about the show, the rehearsal process and what’s it’s been like to collaborate with daughter Ellen.





“This opportunity to work with Barrowland Ballet is very exciting to me for a couple of reasons: firstly, it’s an opportunity to expand my artistic practice and secondly, it’s an opportunity to perform alongside my daughter!

I am one of the composers and also live performer using voice and viola in the show.  I’ve always loved dance so it’s a thrill to be seeing our music embodied and having the chance to be part of the cast as both a musician and mover.

Wolves is about family relationships, being part of a pack and Natasha has a few family combos in the production. Her young children are in it, and my girl Ellen, 18, has a role.  She’s always danced since she was wee so she’s fast at picking up the moves, way faster than me.

I love the process, the way Natasha sets up improvisations, has us all creating and devising, she picks the best bits and on we go, like that. Ellen and I are loving it, we have a good laugh.  It’s not often that you get a chance like this, we’re lucky, it’s a special opportunity and the show’s going to be spectacular!”

Mairi Campbell.

Join Wolves on tour:

Sat 17th Feb, The Studio, Festival Theatre Edinburgh Tickets

Sun 18th Feb, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling Tickets

Mon 19th Feb, Eden Court, Inverness Tickets 

Fri 23rd Feb, The Brunton, Musselburgh Tickets

Sat 24th Feb, Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley Tickets


1 Comment

  1. Vicky Pearson

    Hi Mairi, absolutely fascinating chat about your show! Great stuff! Really looking forward to seeing you and Ellen, in the show, a week on Saturday! All the very best, much love, Vicky Xx

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