Quines’ Tremblay Trilogy

Mar 20 2015 | By More

Beattie to star in Quebec plays

Maureen Beattie is to star in Jennifer Tremblay’s The Deliverance at this year’s fringe as Stellar Quines bring the complete Quebec-set trilogy to the Assembly Roxy.

Stellar Quines started the trilogy in 2012 with Shelley Tepperman’s translation of The List directed by Muriel Romanes and staring Beattie. The team, including lighting by Jeanine Davies, sound design and music by Philip Pinsky, and set and costume design by John Byrne, was reunited for The Carousel which was staged at the fringe 2014.

Maureen Beattie in The Carousel. Photo Mihaela Bodlovic

Maureen Beattie in The Carousel. Photo Mihaela Bodlovic

The plays follow the emotional journey of a woman on a path of discovery about her past, her family and herself. The List sees the woman struggling to adjust to an isolated new life and her obsession with lists leads to tragic consequences.

The Carousel follows the woman on a journey into her past, her family and herself, but can she reconcile herself with her discoveries?

In The Deliverance she is found struggling to fulfil her dying mother’s wish: to see the son who was torn from her at a young age. It’s time to speak what no one wants to hear.

Announcing the trilogy, Stellar Quines said: “The venue for this event will be Assembly Roxy on Roxburgh Place near the Festival Theatre. We played there recently with The Fair Intellectual Club and it will be a truly atmospheric venue for the Trilogy.

“John Byrne will once again design the backdrop for The Deliverance, the concluding part, and you will have the chance to revisit or discover for the first time the award-winning The List and The Carousel.”

Æ’s five star review of The List from 2013, which Hugh Simpson said was “a privilege to witness” is here: https://www.alledinburghtheatre.com/review-the-list/

Æs four star review of The Carousel, in which Hugh thought the script didn’t have quite the same urgency and visceral power, is here: https://www.alledinburghtheatre.com/the-carousel-review-4-stars-edfringe/

Previews of the trilogy will be held at Dundee Rep July 24-26, with the Fringe run from Thursday 6 to Monday 31 August. Tickets will be available soon from the fringe website and this page will be updated when details are announced.

Illustration by John Byrne

Illustration by John Byrne


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