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The Maid’s Room
Friday 28 August 2020 @ 9:00 pm
NATIONAL THEATRE of SCOTLAND
In-between hosting international guests, an isolated B&B landlord finds his routine disrupted by a mysterious ghostly presence. As the haunting grows more violent and he struggles to maintain his sanity, he begins to question whether what he’s seeing is real after all. Gerry Mulgrew stars in a chilling supernatural tale from writer Lynda Radley, directed by Andy Arnold.
“I found I didn’t want to write about the situation we are in. What I have personally sought out during lockdown are stories that transport me somewhere else: a good yarn, a glimpse into another person’s mind, the weird and the wonderful. So that’s what I have tried to do in this piece. The character – an isolated holiday host who can’t cope with an uninvited guest – has been in my head for a while. I hope that the short time you spend with him is entertaining, and unsettling. It’s always a pleasure to connect with an audience, and these short pieces are welcome stepping stones that can help both the artist and the audience cross through this strange time.“
LYNDA RADLEY, WRITER
SCENES FOR SURVIVAL HARDSHIP FUND
The Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund is a fundraising campaign launched by the National Theatre of Scotland in association with the Federation of Scottish Theatre, the McGlashan Charitable Trust and leading Scottish Theatre organisations, to raise money for those in the sector who have been hardest hit financially and are experiencing drastic economic and emotional hardship.
All donations to this fund will go directly to provide support for those most impacted within Scotland, be they actors, writers, creatives, musicians, technicians or any others within our industry.
A sector-wide call out with information and details of how to apply for support from the SFS Hardship Fund will be launched at the end of July 2020. The Federation of Scottish Theatre and the McGlashan Charitable Trust will ensure equitable distribution of the money raised.
We would be grateful if you would consider making a small donation to the Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund. Thank you for your support.
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