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Destroyed Room

Vanishing Point
4 - 8 August 2016
The Lyceum

Three people take their seats on stage and a conversation begins. They sit among potted plants and standard lamps, discussing what they have witnessed, and debating the ethics of watching. Around them, cameras film their every word and every reaction, beaming them live onto a big screen. But as the debate intensifies, the atmosphere begins to change and the conversation builds towards a dramatic and surprising climax.

The Destroyed Room is about the profusion of lenses that bring the world and the pain of others right into our rooms, but also keep them at a distance. It’s about what we see and what we turn away from. And what’s coming.

Renowned Glasgow-based theatre company Vanishing Point has built an international reputation for bold, ambitious shows that are both visceral and visual. The Destroyed Room is their latest production, presented here as a double-bill with their celebrated Interiors. Connected by themes of watching and voyeurism, the two shows offer a compelling contrast to each other, but each can also be seen on its own.

★★★★ provocative, compelling and visually daring

The Guardian

Contains adult themes and strong language

Preview performance: 4 Aug 8pm

Vanishing Point Two Shows 20% off
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  • Audio Described:
    Sat 6 Aug 8pm
  • Running time: 
    1 hour 15 minutes approximately
  • British Sign Language:
    Sat 6 Aug 8pm
  • Captioned:
    Sun 7 Aug 1.30pm


The Lyceum

30b Grindlay Street


  • British sign language
  • Audio described
  • Captioned performance
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    Matthew Lenton Conceived and directed
    Kai Fischer Set, lighting and projection designer
    Mark Melville Sound and music composer
    Jessica Brettle Costume designer

    More information about some of the artists

    Vanishing Point

    Matthew Lenton

    Kai Fischer

    Mark Melville

    The Destroyed Room | The Guardian

    February 28th 2016

    ★★★★ provocative, compelling and visually daring

    Read the full review here

    Review by: 

    Mark Fisher
    The Guardian

    The Destroyed Room | TV Bomb

    March 5th 2016

    This is big, electric stuff - go and see it. - ★★★★★

    Read the full review here

    Review by: 

    Irina Glinski
    TV bomb

    The Destroyed Room | The Herald

    February 29th 2016

    Meticulously constructed… Remarkable… An intense and discomforting experience. - ★★★★

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    Review by: 

    Neil Cooper
    The Herald

    The Destroyed Room | The Herald

    August 7th 2016

    The emotional weight of the show has grown with an experience that heightens its essence of life, love, longing and loss

    Read the full revew here

    Review by: 

    The Herald

    The Destroyed Room | The Scotsman

    August 11th 2016

    A quietly magnificent series of performances, intensely comic, profoundly sad, and beautifully detailed 

    Read the full review here

    Review by: 

    The Scotsman

    Image: Mihaela Bodlovic

    This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

    The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


    Grand circle: £25 £20 £10 £8
    Stalls: £25 £20 £15 £8
    Stalls boxes: £20
    Upper circle: £20 £15 £10 £8
    Preview prices: £7-£22

    Current discounts

    Students: 30% off
    Senior citizens : 30% off
    Unemployed : 30% off
    BECTU, Equity, MU : 30% off
    Under 18s : 50% off
    Young Scot cardholders: 50% off