New Room Theatre Stages BLACKOUT, Beginning Today
'My first drink seemed to unlock something. I threw up, went home, woke up with a stinking hangover the next morning and thought, 'that was fantastic, when are we doing it again'?'
BLACKOUT is an honest, brutal and often hilarious insight into alcoholism and recovery, scripted entirely from interviews with recovering alcoholics, including the writer.
Meet the woman who finds herself urinating off the top of the Scott Monument in Edinburgh; the man who nearly burns down a stranger's kitchen; the mother who almost beats her son to death in a drunken rage. Blackout is the true story of real alcoholics, and the story of their recovery, back in Scotland after a five star, sell-out London run.
IF YOU GO:
Venue: Changing House, Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB
Dates: 20 -23 April 2016, 8pm
Box Office: 0141 552 4267 or www.tron.co.uk
New Room Theatre was founded in 2011 by Samantha Wright and Mark Jeary as a New Writing Company. Their first show - Are You Happy Now - received excellent reviews after a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the same year. Now based in Edinburgh, New Room Theatre specialises in the verbatim genre - giving voice to people whose stories are rarely heard - while delivering an engaging, entertaining experience for audiences.