Written by Peter Arnott
Directed by Cora Bissett.
From multi-award winning writing/directing team Peter Arnott and director Cora Bissett, Full Tilt was a sensation at the 2014 Fringe, winning ‘Best Play’ from the Scottish Arts Club and ‘Best Female Musical Performance’ for its star, Angie Darcy.
On stage a woman stands, the greatest rock singer of her generation. Standing around her is the hottest band that a record company can buy. In front of her, an audience of thousands of expectant fans. She is Janis Joplin. She is utterly alone.
A celebration of a sound, a scream of protest at the universe. Full Tilt.
“So brilliant and intense musically and dramatically it lifts the hairs on the back of the neck”
★★★★★ The Scotsman.
“Director Cora Bissett strips the production right back and gives an understated production that feels raw and full of passion”
★★★★★ The Public Reviews
“This is half live gig, half play, and the result is something wholly innovative”
★★★★ The Telegraph
First Produced at Oran Mor as part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Pachamama Productions presents Full Tilt in association with Regular Music And Richard Jordan Productions and supported by the National Theatre of Scotland.
★★★★★ “This mesmerising and extraordinary performance is pure brilliance – a tour de force with equal intensity and warmth” London Theatre 1 ★★★★★ “an otherworldly power that transcends both concert and theatre” The Upcoming ★★★★ “Exciting fusion of theatre and tribute featuring a thrilling central performance” The Stage ★★★★ “A great title performance from Angie Darcy powers this…
Janis Joplin: Full Tilt joins the line up in the spring 2016 season at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. Kerry Michael, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East said “we kick off 2016 with a piece that is somewhere between our two favourite genres with Janis Joplin: Full Tilt. Based on the life and work of the legendary…
Reviews from Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 “the large number of diehard fans in the audience were absolutely transported.” The Herald ★★★★★ “Half play, half live gig, Janis Joplin: Full Tilt starts off strong and never lets up.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★ “More than just a tribute concert” Broadway Baby ★★★★ “[Angie Darcy] truly embodied the mind, body and…
Janis returns for one night only at the Big Burns Supper winter festival held across Dumfries. Janis Joplin: Full Tilt is on 25th January, 9pm. For more information and tickets, visit the Big Burns Supper website.
Cora Bissett and Peter Arnott discuss Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Janis Joplin: Full Tilt – The List interview
Having witnessed a ‘jawdropping’ performance by her friend Angie Darcy as Janis Joplin in the 2012 Fringe play The 27 Club, director Cora Bissett – of Glasgow Girls and multi-award winner Midsummer: A Play With Songs repute – some months later sent an audio recording of the actress/musician to [David] MacLennan insisting that they find…
Cora, Angela Darcy and the band for Janis Joplin: Full Tilt at A Play, a Pie and a Pint have been nominated in the Best Music and Sound category of the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland. The 2014 CATS were open to any professional theatre work produced in Scotland between May 1, 2013 and 30 April,…
★★★★★ The Scotsman “Magnificently celebrated.” Across the Arts “A moving tribute to the power and vulnerability alike of the shy, awkward girl from the South with the big dirty mouth.”