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- Macbeth on Broadway
April 7 - June 30
- Macbeth on Broadway
Presented by The Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland
“Sheer perfection – a magnificent play!”
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
Morna works as a cleaner for well-off families in Edinburgh. She spends her time drinking, attempting affairs and trying to understand her 20 year old son. Athol, her elder brother, lives near Glasgow airport with his wife Evelyn. The owner of a floor tiling company, with two grown up children, he’s proud of his hardwon achievements. Like any brother and sister they have fond and not-so fond memories of their upbringing, differing views on their parents, and definite opinions about each other. Especially so in their case since Morna and Athol haven’t spoken to each other in fourteen years…
When Morna’s son Joshua travels west to make contact with Athol he sets off, for all of them, a remarkable and life-changing series of events in this new play from Olivier Award-winning playwright David Harrower.
Presented by Communicado Theatre Company
by Gerda Stevenson
Written and Directed by GERDA STEVENSON
With DAVE ANDERSON and GERDA STEVENSON
“Hilarious and heartbreaking!”
The Herald, Scotland
“A taut and punchy one-hour play about marriage, nationalism, and saxophone playing” The Independent, London
SHORTLISTED FOR THE LONDON FESTIVAL FRINGE THEATRE WRITING AWARD!RUNNER-UP FOR THE BEST SCOTTISH CONTRIBUTION TO DRAMA AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE!
First produced by A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Oran Mor, Glasgow, and now from Assembly on the Edinburgh Fringe – comedy and tragedy collide in Federer versus Murray, a powerful new play about bereavement and war on three levels: the private war between a couple in a long-term marriage, the public war of rivalry within sport, and political war between nations.
A beautiful study of human strength and fragility told through the lives of two very ordinary people, this moving and genuinely funny play unfolds as the (Switzerland versus Scotland) Wimbledon Tennis Semi-Final plays out on television. Federer versus Murray was described by one approving Edinburgh critic last year as ‘a Virginia Woolf for the Scottish working class’ and Michael Coveney in The Independent praised the two great performers for their ‘stealth and restraint’.
Federer versus Murray features live music performed by saxophonist Ben Bryden – a ‘Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2010′ finalist, and winner of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Jam Competition.