World Premiere of TIME FOR TEA Comes to Camden Fringe
World Premier drama from Award Winner protests against homelessness and the redevelopment of Cowgate area.
A proposed 11 storey Virgin hotel would block daylight from the Edinburgh Central Library and it's view form the Castle.
Starring Abbi Douetil (Lord of the Flies, Greenwich Theatre), Sean Huddlestan (Bluethroat, Arcola) and Elizabeth Menabney the lives of people passing through Cowgate is brought to the stage. Challenges of being homeless in Edinburgh's Grassmarket are intensified by the dramatization of the Cowgate fire 2002.
The fire destroyed 11 buildings and took 80 fire crew 52 hours to put out, leaving an unfilled gap that is soon to be filled by a tourist hotel unless an Edinburgh Council takes the lead.
In her latest play 'Time For Tea' Lita Doolan shows the power of a positive outlook for vulnerable people, inspired by her work with the homeless.
The gap the fire left behind changed lives and it's current plans for redevelopment will alter the landscape forever, literally blocking out daylight from people's view.
Performed at the 13th Camden Fringe where the festival began, and at the Etcetera Theatre, this show is the first performance of the Fringe.
Previous work by welsh/irish writer Lita Doolan include - 'Storm' (Oxford Playhouse) dramatised Air France crash; 'Looking for Linekers' (Hampstead) 'Divine Prostitutes' (Sherman Cymru) and was part of Royal Court Open Court performance. Winner of Oxford Playhouse playwriting competition and Oxford Theatre Company
Some of the monologues are taken from found text recorded during the event on social media.