A whole load of theatrical delights for 2018.
‘BOOM! Neil feels a violent leap of ecstasy in his chest. The history of Manchester jumps off its axis. The history of England jumps off its axis. 2am, 8th July, 1981, 20 cities across England burn.’
Drawing on his own personal experience, Ed Edwards’ script crackles with anger, humour and authenticity as he chronicles the fallout for communities crushed by the heroin epidemic at the height of Thatcherism.
Shot through with home truths about the road to recovery this is an epic love song to a lost generation.
An epic love song to a lost generation; the story of two star-crossed lovers annihilated by the Northern heroin epidemic of the Thatcher years. This urgent play traces the fate of the pair from the epicentre of the riots in ’81 through to their present-day struggle surviving on the streets of Manchester.
Partly inspired by the playwright’s own experience in prison and rehab, this two hander was one of five finalists in 2017’s Theatre503’s Play Writing Award out of over 1600 entries from 58 countries.
Edinburgh 2018. 15 Shows. 7 venues. One hell of a festival.