|3rd Dec 2020 to 31st Jan 2021|
|online events - see website for details|
|Online Event Edinburgh|
|This is a free event|
|Event organiser/part of Traverse Theatre|
|Follow traversetheatre on Twitter|
|Facebook information can be found here|
This year's Breakfast Plays (New Tracks) return after a successful first run in August. Tackling what happens after an earth-shattering event occurs, each play was specially written and recorded as a podcast play so audiences around the world can enjoy these short plays in their own unique setting, be it at home, on the beach or atop a lofty peak.
The 2020 Breakfast Plays are:
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL ETHICS (OR, HOW TO CHEAT) by Jamie Cowan
RABBIT CATCHER by Rebecca Martin
MATTERHORN by Amy Rhianne Milton
THE WATERCOOLER by Uma Nada-Rajah
DOOMSDAYS by Conor O’Loughlin
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL ETHICS (OR, HOW TO CHEAT)
By Jamie Cowan
A failed politician and carer are showing Kev, a young lad on academic probation, the in’s and out’s of running a polling station. The splendour of democracy in action! Except no one’s coming to vote, so there isn’t much in the way of action, that is, until they discover a forgotten ballot on the floor.
By Rebecca Martin
Dead in the woods, Ren of Ord clears her windpipe of soil, earth and rot. Sworn to enact vengeance, she rises to protect her land and her sisterhood from the fate that befell her that day upon the hill. Rabbit Catcher is a lyrical, mythical lore set within the dark, dense woods of Ord Hill, Inverness.
By Amy Rhianne Milton
A cathedral at the edge of time, at the end of the world. A few hundred cling to life within its thick, safe walls. Humanity’s final outpost. The cathedral bells ring out in the hopes of finding more lost souls to bring to sanctuary but is there anyone actually left to save?
By Uma Nada-Rajah
Two co-workers meet in the staff room of a non-descript corporate office. As one colleague struggles with current events across the Atlantic hitting home, the other is tasked with assessing her mental fitness. Uma Nada-Rajah’s The Watercooler addresses racism with a searing streak of surrealism.
By Conor O'Loughlin
21st December 2012, the day the world was meant to end. The day a cult leader’s apocalyptic predictions failed. Faye and Felix devoted themselves to a doomsday that didn’t come and now, having seen the world get continually worse over the past nine years, they’re confronting their former leader with their findings.
While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Breakfast Plays: New Tracks are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.
This 1 day course is for anyone with an interest in mental health and a desire to help others by having the knowledge to recognise suspected mental health conditions.
This course is for those interested in understanding and recognising a range of different mental health condition, including signs and symptoms.
This talk by Dr Elizabeth Darling offers a different account of urban reform in Edwardian Edinburgh.
Vichaar Manthan is delighted to invite author Amish Tripathi back to our platform on Saturday 23rd January!
In this playful and sensitive exploration of everyday objects as symbolic communication, metaphors such as a cup half full or treading on eggshells are brought from the page to the stage.
This talk will examine the history of Scottish expatriates in nineteenth-century Japan and their contribution to the photography networks and communities in their adopted country.