Leith life in Morningside

Nov 8 2015 | By More

Capital Converse in Hothouse preview

Edinburgh-based company Trig Point Theatre’s latest two-hander, Capital Converse, is to get a Morningside preview before its date as part of the Traverse Theatre’s Hothouse season.

Written by Mikey Burnett, Capital Converse is a Leith-set comedy. It is Burnett’s second production with the company, after the success of last year’s Lace Up, which he wrote with fellow Trav 50 playwright  Joseph McCann.

Capital Converse

The preview is at the Napier University’s Morningside Church venue on Monday. Entry is free but ticketed through Eventbrite with donations at the end for Cancer research UK. The Hothouse date is on Friday 13 at the Traverse.

Speaking of his date back at the Traverse, Mikey Burnett told Æ: ‘I’m thrilled to take Capital Converse to Hothouse. It is a huge honour and the traverse theatre have been more than supportive.

“This is a play which is very much about working class Edinburgh and to have it performed in my favourite theatre space, Trav 2, is an amazing opportunity.”

Capital Converse is set in a single room of Frank and Makly’s flat at the bottom of Leith Walk on a bitterly cold December night. Malky’s recently been kicked off the dole and has but a single pound coin to his name.

verbal sparring match

Worse still, Malky’ still reeling after being dumped by the woman of his dreams. He is, however, about to discover that his best pal Frank may have had something to do with his current desperate state.

Burnett describes it as “a verbal sparring match between two young men”. Adding: “Generally it is a comedy. Ultimately though, the play is a story of friendship and the heartache of life disappointment.

“Trig Point are a company I first got involved with after they asked to produce myself and Joseph McCann’s boxing play Lace Up at the fringe in 2014. The fledgling company consists of the trio, Patrick Wallace, Daniel Campbell and James Garvock.

“Daniel Campbell and James Garvock take on the respective roles of Frank and Malky in Capital Converse and the brilliant Iain Davie of Napier University directs. I could not be more delighted.”


Capital Converse Preview
Edinburgh Napier University Morningside Church, Morningside Road, EH10 4BY
Monday 9 November 2015: 8.30pm.
Tickets from: www.eventbrite.co.uk

Capital Converse at Hothouse
Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED
Friday 13 November 2015: 8pm.
Tickets from: www.traverse.co.uk

Trig Point Theatre on facebook: www.facebook.com

Martin Gray’s review of Lace Up for Æ: ✭✭✭✭✩ Drama with punch


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