Navigate the Blood

Distilleries across Scotland

02 – 25 November 2018

Composed by Admiral Fallow and Gareth Williams
with a libretto by Sian Evans
conducted by Christopher Swaffer
directed by James Robert Carson
designed by Alice Hebdon


In a powerful new partnership, top Scottish indie-folk band Admiral Fallow (pictured) have joined forces with composer Gareth Williams, pushing their collaborative boundaries in new creative directions to create the music for a new NOISE production.
Working with Gareth, librettist Sian Evans, and classical opera singers, the band have embraced an intense writing process, resulting in an exciting first new work of modern opera by these talented and versatile musicians.

The opera is set in the world of whisky and gin manufacturing and will be touring distilleries throughout Scotland from 02 November until 25 November (details below).

Told against this background of industry and employment, the new production of singing, music, theatre and storytelling has been created to reflect the lives of the distillery community in Scotland.


Watch a preview from our workshop last December, featuring interviews with the creators and performers…

Navigate the Blood
 follows the story of Bob and Lena, a husband and wife running a small independent distillery in rural Scotland. Their son Liam disappeared in mysterious circumstances three years ago. Living and working with them is a young Polish woman named Agata. She wants to modernise the distillery by making gin as well as whisky. Into this situation comes Elijah, a young man with a strange, other worldly presence. Elijah looks and moves very like the lost boy…

More info at


November  02/03

The Glasgow Distillery

November  08

Oban Distillery, Oban

November  09

Glen Scotia Distillery, Campbeltown

November  11

Ardnahoe Distillery, Isle of Islay

November  16

Blair Athol Distillery, Pitlochry

November  17/18

Lost Loch Distillery, Aboyne

November  21

Summerhall Edinburgh

November  24/25

Speyside Gins at La Taverna, Aviemore

Tickets available at