Edinburgh Comedy Nominees 2019
A veritable smorgasbord of comedy nominees (and the winner) for you to tuck into.
'You can’t pick your family but if you could I’d still pick you’
Sisters Connie and Ursula were once everything to each other. Years on they’re almost strangers. When a family bombshell is dropped, Connie is forced to retrace forty years of sisterhood and confront a web of secrets and conflicting loyalties. Spanning four decades, nurture competes with nature as the pair navigate their unbreakable bond, united by the same beginning but headed in different directions.
Award-winning playwright Chloë Moss’ new play is a witty and heartfelt story of family, class and dependence, asking what does it really mean to belong to someone? Directed by Charlotte Bennett, Joint Artistic Director of Paines Plough.
Chloë is an accomplished playwright and screenwriter. Her celebrated play This Wide Night (Clean Break, Soho) won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn prize and was subsequently produced off Broadway. Other theatre credits including The Gatekeeper (Royal Exchange Theatre), Fatal Light (Soho Theatre), Christmas Is Miles Away (Bush theatre and off Broadway), and How Love Is Spelt (Bush Theatre & New York’s Summer Play Festival).