Breakfast Plays: New Tracks

This year's Breakfast Plays (New Tracks) return after a successful first run in August, delivered as an audio-only podcast.

Breakfast Plays: New Tracks

About Breakfast Plays: New Tracks

3rd Dec 2020 to 31st Jan 2021
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Online Event Edinburgh
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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.

RABBIT CATCHER
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.

MATTERHORN
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?

WATERCOOLER
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.

DOOMSDAYS
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.

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