Directed by Andy Arnold, Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk opens at the Tron Theatre on 4th October, featuring Brennan Artists Wendy Seager, Simon Donaldson, Joyce Falconer and Crawford Logan.
Ballyturk is Enda Walsh’s moving meditation on the brevity of our existence – a mundane village with echoes of Dylan Thomas’s Llareggub in Under Milk Wood, viewed through a Truman Show style filter of confined artificiality.
Explosions both literal and imagined, music and exhilarating physical comedy punctuate beautifully poetic renderings of life in the type of small town we have all visited, and, more likely, lived in. The result is exuberant, surreal, funny and gut-wrenchingly sad.
For tickets and more information, click here.The Gardener – Summerhall
Frank’s getting on a bit. He’s been having trouble looking after himself lately, missing meals and not getting out much… not since his wife passed away. So, reluctantly, he’s agreed to go into a retirement home. It’s a really nice place, with really nice people, but Frank misses working outside in the garden… A deeply intimate portrait of love, life-partner loss and all the joys, minor triumphs and major tribulations of amateur gardening.
‘Wonderment… revealed with a delicate shudder. Brilliant.’ (Stage on Viewless).
Crawford Logan stars in The Gardener at Summerhall from the 2nd – 27th August. Tickets can be bought from the Edinburgh Fringe website.The Gardener
Crawford Logan plays Frank in The Gardener directed by Tony Cownie and designed by Ed Robson
Frank’s been having a bit of trouble looking after himself lately. He’s been missing his meals and maybe not getting out quite as much as he knows he should. So he’s now gone into a retirement home. It’s a nice place, with nice people, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it…but Frank misses his Garden and all the joy that sharing a life with nature, and with his wife, had once brought him.
The Gardener is an intimate portrait of a lifetime spent in love with the beauty and simplicity of nature and of the challenges we all meet as we age and face the last great question at the closure of our own life-story.
The Gardner runs from Wednesday 29 March to Saturday 1 April