Donny's Brain

World Premiere | Traverse Theatre Company By Rona Munro
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Who would you be if you forgot who you loved?

Donny wakes up in hospital, desperate to see his partner Emma and not understanding why she hasn't come to see him yet. Soon he realises he's forgotten something. Something important. Donny still sees the world as the person he used to be three years ago, when his life was in a very different place.

Donny’s Brain is a bittersweet tale about forgetting love and losing yourself. Delving deep into the convoluted and eternal mysteries of the human brain it follows Donny and Emma’s painfully funny and emotional journey of recovery and rediscovery, throwing into question all they thought they knew about love and loss.

Who would you be if you forgot who you were? And who are we without our memories? Are we just a bunch of chemicals sloshing around?

Written by acclaimed Scottish playwright Rona Munro (Iron, The Last Witch, The James Plays), this dynamic and visually striking production is directed by award-winning director Caitlin Skinner (Hope and Joy, Woke).

This show is taking part in our £1 Tickets project.

Supported by Creative Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council.

Image: Michael Cranston

Credits

  • WriterRona Munro
  • DirectorCaitlin Skinner
  • DesignerBecky Minto
  • Lighting DesignerRenny Robertson
  • Composer and Sound DesignerDanny Krass
  • ChoreographerEmma Jayne Park
  • Roanna Davidson

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  • Michael Dylan

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  • Lauren Grace

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  • Bhav Joshi

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  • Suzanne Magowan

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  • Audio Described, Signed Audio Description provides a live commentary (through a headset) of the action on stage, interspersed with the actors’ dialogue. A BSL interpreter will be visible on stage.

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