ELECTRIC Voice Theatre is bringing its five-star show Echoes to Stirling’s The Engine Shed – the first ever production performed in this iconic building conservation centre.

Featuring internationally-renowned Scottish contemporary singer and composer Frances M Lynch and Margaret Cameron of the BBC Singers, Echoes celebrates the histories of Scotland’s forgotten Scottish Superwomen of Science through the music of Scottish female composers, using the mediums of song, performance and spoken word.

Echoes will be touring across Scotland, beginning this autumn exploring the connections between scientists and composers within each of the nine different tour locations.

The tour will reach 3,000 people across areas including Stirling, Isle of Coll, Loch Tayside and Wick.

Echoes from the Engine Shed takes place on September 18 and, as well as featuring a cast of professional performers, will also involve the local community – with the performance tailored to the unique environment of The Engine Shed.

Performer Frances said: “We want to engage the people of Stirling and create an experience that is distinctive to this local audience.

"In advance of the show, we are working with scientists Aurélie Turmel, Maureen Young and Sarah Hamilton from The Engine Shed, plus 70 local schoolchildren from Stirling High School, and Raploch and Riverside Primary Schools, exploring the techniques used in building conservation.

"We’ll use this work to create our very own Echoes from the Engine Shed performance which you won’t be able to see anywhere else.”

This multi-disciplinary production is a first for The Engine Shed, and is welcomed by the Historic Environment Scotland venue.

Brian Wilkinson, activities manager at The Engine Shed, said: “Science and technology underpin and inform everything we do at The Engine Shed, from hands-on building conservation skills, analysis and investigation of materials, to digital documentation and visualisation of heritage sites.

"This autumn we are very excited to present Echoes from the Engine Shed, drawing on the research we undertake in building conservation science and technology.

"We aim to inspire our visitors by showcasing creativity, innovation and research, and this collaboration of artists, schoolchildren and scientists brings together those three strands in a fantastic celebration of our own Superwomen of Science.”

Purchase a spot to see Echoes via the Engine Shed or book online at engineshed.scot

Each performance will be British Sign Language interpreted and has integrated audio description and a touch tour.