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Play Pretend

Framework Theatre is excited to present the world premiere of Play Pretend by Katie Fraser.

Play Pretend

About Play Pretend

"Say, could that lass be I?"

Day 1 in the rehearsal room for Amy’s dream job, working with theatre legend Greg on a new play about Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape to Skye. However, as the process disintegrates Amy begins to question how much we know about this iconic story and what she knows about the people she works with…

Framework Theatre is excited to present the world premiere of Play Pretend by Katie Fraser. Directed by Laura Walker, this feminist play challenges historical fiction and reclaims our narrative.

This production is entirely staffed by emerging and early-career theatre-makers and is funded by the National Lottery via Creative Scotland with support from the Traverse Theatre.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council.

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