Stolen Elephant Theatre Presents Grae Cleugh's SCOTTISH WIDOWS, Now thru 24 May
Stolen Elephant Theatre presents Scottish Widows, a new play by Olivier Award Winning Playwright Grae Cleugh. Performances will take place at 7.30pm from today, May 6th to May 24th 2014 at White Bear Theatre, Kennington. Press night on Thurs May 8th.
Scottish Widows is written as a series of four monologues set in Scotland and based round the theme of widowhood, this is a work - counter-intuitively perhaps - full of humour, as well as one that explores the heartbreak involved in losing a husband or wife. It is also one of those rare modern plays that examines the lives (including the sex lives) of those elderly women and men who increasingly make up such an important part of our world, dealing as it does with profound issues of love, friendship, families and loss later in life. But while Scottish Widows is a play about death - how could it not be - it is also deeply life-affirming: its stories show us how in the face of sometimes terrible grief we must keep going, moving forward.
'Grae Cleugh's first monologue, performed brilliantly by Andrea Miller, is worthy of a 5 star review.' Christopher O'Shaughnessy, theatre reviewer.
Grae Cleugh's first play 'F***ing Games' was produced at the Royal Court Theatre and was directed by Dominic Cooke. It later won the Laurence Olivier Award for the UK's Most Promising Playwright. His second play 'The Patriot' was produced at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow. He recently completed 'Scottish Widows', and is now writing a new play 'High Risk Red'.
Billy Riddoch worked for fifteen years with John McGrath's 7:84. He appeared in London in the National Theatre of Scotland's production 'Enquirer' directed by Vicky Featherstone and John Tiffany. T.V. work includes 'Hammond of Forensics' in 'A Touch of Frost.'
Andrea Miller trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where she won the prize for comedy. Last year she was nominated as Best Actress in the Musical 'The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes' , by the West End Offies.