Return of Mark Jeary’s punchy verbatim-style collage of stories of euphoria, hedonism, recklessness, violence, hangovers and depression brought on by excess alcohol. Drawing on interviews with fellow recovering alcoholics, the playwright takes us beyond the first convivial drinks to the helpless blackouts. Part of Made in Scotland.
A transatlantic collaboration between the National Theatre of Scotland and Canada’s Théâtre PàP and Hôtel-Motel, this new play is about a family reunion in Québec where the right-and-left tensions of society at large come under one roof. The big question: who does the future belong to? Part of Made in Scotland.
Expect social satire aplenty as Birds of Paradise Theatre Company teams up with the National Theatre of Scotland for a musical about an amateur dramatic society trying to stage My Left Foot. By casting “the disabled,” they hope to comply with the equalities agenda – if only they could find some disabled actors. Part of Made in Scotland.
After entertaining lunchtime audiences at Glasgow’s A Play, a Pie and a Pint, actor Joyce Falconer has another run in Morna Young’s comic three-hander about a north-eastern Elvis impersonator. Hoping to escape the daily drudgery, she sets her sights on the Ultimate Elvis competition. Ken Alexander directs.
We’re used to seeing Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair as solo performers in their own shows, so it’ll be interesting to see how they got on sharing the stage with other actors in their new joint piece. Square Go considers the tensions and violence of the playground. Is this where toxic masculinity begins?
First time around, playwright David Leddy performed this absorbing solo show himself, playing a man struggling to find his soul as he contemplates his empty relationships with his loved ones and his colleagues in the arms business. As Leddy always intended, this new production is played by a woman (6 Characters in Search of an Author’s Irene Allan)without a word being changed.
Playwright David Ireland imagines the explosive consequences of three ambitious artists coming together to put on a show: one is an American actor eager to connect to his Northern Irish roots, one is a director in search of a hit, and the third is a Northern Irish playwright trying to get her voice heard.
The Abode – Pepperdine University
Every other year, the students of Pepperdine University in California collaborate with a Scottish writer to present a topical drama. This time, it’s the turn of Davey Anderson who tries to get to grips with the chip-on-the-shoulder mind-set of America’s “oppressed” white men.
Expect a high-density volley of language from the gifted playwright Brian Parks, reunited here with fellow American David Cavitto, not to mention Scotland’s Pauline Goldsmith. It’s about a couple who sell their dream home to the perfect buyers – only to discover that they have less than perfect intentions.