Late additions to this week’s shows…

Mar 23 2010 | By More

Publicity image for Mr Write

By Thom Dibdin

A pair of late additions to this week’s theatre – at the Royal Lyceum tonight (Tuesday) and the Traverse on Friday.

The Lyceum offering is Leave to Remain, at 6pm, which is the Curtain Raiser event for Jo Clifford’s beautifully performed and staged Every One. The piece was created and is performed by Clifford with poet Suzanne Dance and cellist Sarah Whiteside. It deals with similar themes to Every One and is a described as a “beautiful and moving mediation on the subject of grieving and coming to terms with the loss of a loved one”.

The Traverse have Mr Write, one of the National Theatre of Scotland’s new trio of plays targeted at teenage audiences. Not that this should put any non-teenagers off – it got a five star review in the Guardian. Mr Write aka Rob Drummond (playwright, performer, optimist) chooses the cast, the story and the title on the night. It’s not written because it will be one of the audience’s stories and Rob hasn’t met them yet.

The other two of the NTS’ trio, Douglas Maxwell’s The Miracle Man and Cathy Forde’s Empty, play at the Brunton Theatre for one night each, only. The Miracle Man is on tonight, with Empty on tomorrow.


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