Sunday, 3 November 2013

A Slow Air (theatre)

The next Bootcamp Theatre production is being performed at the Under Ground Theatre for three nights at the very end of November. The play, A Slow Air, is by David Harrower who also wrote the powerful drama Blackbird, performed by Green Room Productions in June of last year. A Slow Air premiered at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow in 2011 before transferring to the Transverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Bootcamp cast will be Sandra Cheesman (The Wife The Mistress The Chair, Just Joyce) and Steve Scott (Secret Honour, The History Boys).

Morna works as a cleaner in Edinburgh. She spends her time drinking, attempting affairs and trying to work out the mind of the son with whom she shares her flat. Her elder brother, Athol, lives near Glasgow airport with his wife. The owner of a floor-tiling company, with two grown-up children, he’s proud of his hard-won achievements since moving west. Between them, they have differing memories of their upbringing and their parents and definite opinions about each other. But these are left unsaid because Morna and Athol haven’t spoken to each other in fourteen years. When Morna’s son Joshua travels to see his uncle, he sets off a remarkable and life-changing series of events.

Under Ground Theatre, Thu 28th to Sat 30th Nov, 19:45.
Tickets £11, £9, available online, by calling 0845 680 1926, or in person from the Under Ground Theatre and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.

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