Rosie Reid and Emma Nutland are Glasgow-based theatre makers and co-directors of Last One Standing. Last One Standing was a site specific, promenade performance devised by six pairs of best friends living across Glasgow that came together to explore the complexities of their friendship. Together, Rosie and Emma facilitated a process of workshops for each pair, this created an intimate rehearsal space and allowed us to deepen our investigation from the beginning. The devising process lasted 5 weeks, fitting rehearsals into the participant’s busy schedules and our fourth year studies. In the production week the 6 pairs were brought together to build the performance together.
Taking part in "Last One Standing" was a memorable and rewarding experience. The beginning of the project required a certain degree of 'soul searching' in order to produce material on which the script could be based. Rehearsing was meaningful, instructive and enjoyable. The group 'warm up' exercises were also team building.
Devisor & performer- Billy, 78
During the six weeks I felt what we were exploring was universal and it’s a subject that really interests me, it would be different every time because friendship is completely unique and it’s very personal. I had a real interest and curiosity into what we were doing and I feel like I have never been so brave.
Devisor & performer- Cat, 37
Last One Standing was performed on the 29th of May in Queen’s Park, Glasgow. The audience began by putting on a pair of headphones and while listening to the headsets they were taken on a journey through the park encountering different friendships. Over the headphones, the cast shared anecdotes, confessions, songs, questions, embarrassing memories and music. Performers carried out live actions, led the audience on secret trails, consequently sharing what friendship means to them.