Stand By for Tape Back-Up

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Stand By for Tape Back-Up

Stand By for Tape Back-Up is a live show. It has been performed hundreds of times and every show is unique. Edinburgh Festival award winner Ross Sutherland channels the spirit of his dead grandfather live on stage, using an old VHS cassette that he and his beloved grandfather used to record over and over again to build a videotape time machine. Sutherland maps his mind and memories onto loops of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Thriller. He rewinds a bank ad, fast-forwards a quiz show and pauses Ghostbusters. He ponders his personal history in slow motion and tackles life’s big questions on blue screen. Mind-blowing, cinematic, theatrical and unlike any performance you would ever have seen.