Petrified Paradise was a radical piece of verbatim theatre; an intense and demanding theatrical experience that fused promenade and studio theatre with inter-media performance to present a powerful interrogation of physical, emotional and social imprisonment.


“- it’s the immigration can you open up -

so I went and opened the door

and as soon as I opened the door

there’s about ten people standing outside

big black

- oh my god oh my god -

I couldn’t scream

I couldn’t do anything

I said

no please no.”


This production asked its audience not just to listen but to feel and experience and in turn to make connections between the stories in the play and their own lives. By mapping together people’s experiences in a number of distinct spaces, fragmented and silenced stories were told through A Moments Peace’s unique style  - distorting the line between audience and performer, interviewer and interviewee - leaving all involved disorientated, challenged and invigorated.


Created by Catrin Evans, Cashel Gormley and the company.


Director: Catrin Evans:

Creative Producer and Production Manager: Cashel Gormley

Creators and Performers: Melanie Evans, Scarlet McGlynn, Imogen Toner, Daniel McLaughlin, Eric Robertson, Sam Rowe & Poppy Kohner.

Designer: Fiona McCurdy


Petrified Paradise played to a sell-out audience at The Arches in September 2006 and then toured to community centres across Glasgow.

Funded & supported by:

A Moment's Peace became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) in May 2013. Our Charity Number is SC044000.