Traverse Theatre Company World Premiere
"Of all human struggles there is none so treacherous and
remorseless as the struggle between the artist man and the mother
woman." Man and Superman, George Bernard Shaw.
Geoffrey Buncher is an art teacher. Until now his only
meaningful relationship has been with his mother Edie, who doesn't
want her 'wee man growing up too fast'. One day he reads in the
paper that he's working in amongst the top 10 sexiest professions.
He decides it's time for change.
Now Geoffrey is old enough to buy his own Ribena, and it's time
to find himself a wife.
Written in Morna Pearson's trademark "lurid, post-modern
Doric" (The Scotsman),The Artist Man and the
Mother Woman is a wickedly funny, surreal portrait of a
spectacularly dysfunctional relationship.
Morna started her career at the Traverse Young Writers' Group.
Her first play for the Traverse, Distracted, won the
Meyer Whitworth prize. Her other plays include: Elf
Analysis, The Company Will Overlook a Moment of
Madness and Skin; or How To Disappear,
along with a variety of work for BBC Radio. Morna has been
commissioned by NT Connections. Her play Ailie and the
Alien will be staged as part of their 2013 season.
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Space: Traverse One
Sign language interpreted
performance: Thursday 15 November
Audio-described performance: Thursday 15 November
Touch Tour: Thursday 15 November
Theatre Club Tickets: £3 off on Thursday 1 November
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Schools Groups: £6 per ticket plus one
teacher free per 10 students