Every year in Scotland, over 10,000 people return home from prison to an uncertain future. A Giant on the Bridge is an urgent and compelling performance of songs and stories which invites its audience into the unique space we must inhabit to try to understand this hidden homecoming experience. A short trailer, drawn from a filmed version can be found here: A Giant on the Bridge.

A Giant on the Bridge was researched & co-created as part of the ‘Distant Voices: Coming Home’ project — a four-year research collaboration (2017-21) between Vox Liminis and the University of the West of Scotland, the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (Grant ES/P002536/1). Distant Voices engaged and involved those who have crossed the bridge home and those yet to do so, as well as many others connected to the criminal justice system. The performance was devised by Jo Mango with Phil Crockett Thomas and award-winning dramaturg Liam Hurley, in close collaboration with a range of people with diverse experiences of criminal justice.

In March they have performances in Cumbernauld, Dundee and Edinburgh: