The Artist Man and the Mother Woman
Opens: 30/10/2012 Closes: 17/11/2012 Traverse Theatre, EdinburghWritten in the Doric vernacular (recently heard in Pixar’s Scottish outing Brave) and inspired by a George Bernard Shaw quote, this is a black comedy about one man’s quest to escape his mother and find himself a wife. It’s penned by Morna Pearson, graduate of the Traverse’s Young Writers Group, and is the first full production at the theatre under its new artistic director Orla O’Loughlin.
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The List“An abrupt volte-face takes it into tabloid territory...” "The opening scenes of Pearson’s play are an odd mix of domestic comedy and crude double-entendres that appear to have wandered in from a Carry On film..."
The Herald“ One of the freshest, most fearless and taboo-busting voices to be heard...” "In its depiction of how, behind closed doors, inter-family dysfunctions can squeeze the life out of relationships, Pearson's wild and dangerous demotic also manages to be both scabrously funny and damningly bleak..."
The Stage“Fizzing with dark and twisted energy...” "Pearson has plenty to say about sheltered innocence and, framed in Anthony Lamble’s darkly revealing set, has created a credible dissection of mid-life crisis..."
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