The Myth of the Singular Moment

Presented by Jim Harbourne

With every choice we create a new universe.
I make it, I don’t make it, I make it, I don’t.

Two musician-performers take us on a fantastical journey that links four characters in interconnecting tales across the multiverse, in a story that explores an existential conundrum of belief. Somewhere out there, has another version of you followed a better path?

The Myth of the Singular Moment is all about the choices we make and those we don’t, the brief moments where multiple realities and futures coincide and then separate.

Profound and personal, the piece combines the stomp and beauty of contemporary folk and electronica to create an enthralling live soundtrack, evoking a story that straddles fantasy and reality.

Your future is in an envelope; would you open it?

Created by award winning writer and musician Jim Harbourne

Theatre & Performance
Varies06 — 10 Mar
Pit - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
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About the company

Jim Harbourne

Award winning writer and composer/musician Jim Harbourne has been making music for theatre and film since 2009. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Jim’s musical career began at an early age as a chorister in his home town of York. From there he has become a skilled performer of over thirty different instruments, holding a keen interest in rare and ‘unusual’ sounds.

A long-term associate artist with Edinburgh's Tortoise in a Nutshell (Fisk, The Lost Things, Feral Scotsman Fringe First Winner 2013), Jim’s previous work as a composer and performer has seen him collaborate with a ride range of organisations including: The National Theatre of Scotland, The Flanagan Collective (Fable, Beulah) Tucked in Productions (Leaper) and Denmark’s Teater Katapult (Dette er Vand).


Performers: Jim Harbourne & Kirsty Eila McIntyre
Writer & Composer: Jim Harbourne
Director: Ross MacKay
Puppet Costume Design: Elspeth Chapman
Producers: Tortoise in a Nutshell LTD

Press & Reviews

Cinema Fringes *****
'The whole production mixes intimacy with inspiring vastness, an ethereal sense of wonder with the rationale of science. It’s a joy to behold'
Evan Popplestone - Cinema Fringes
Across the Arts ****
'The production is a rousing hour-long celebration of humanity and those fleeting moments and chance encounters that end up carrying far more significance in our lives than we image. Brilliant stuff.’
Michael Cox - Across the Arts
Broadway Baby ****
Three Weeks ****
Fringe Guru ****
British Theatre Guide ****
Nominee: Scottish Arts Club Award 2018
Winner: Summerhall Award 2019