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Edwin Morgan’s dreams – and other nightmares

A TRON THEATRE PRODUCTION
Originally commissioned by Glasgay!
Written by LIZ LOCHHEAD
Directed by ANDY ARNOLD

TRON THEATRE, 63 TRONGATE, GLASGOW G1 5HB
THU 24 JULY – SAT 2 AUG, 7.45PM
+ SAT 26 JULY + SAT 2 AUG, 2.30PM

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‘Do you ever wonder if a person could lead two utterly different lives without either self being aware of the other?’

EDWIN MORGAN Edwin Morgan’s last room in a nursing home in the West End of Glasgow.  Everything’s reduced to the barest essentials, just a bed, a wheelchair and a desk.  On a dark ordinary Friday afternoon in winter, middle-aged James, the poet’s biographer, friend and helper, there to do routine admin with the frail eighty-seven year old, hears this urgent question from a deeply disturbed Morgan, who then recounts a series of vivid dreams, nightmares in fact, which have been disturbing him. Images, poems, remembered lovers, regrets, rough trade, propositions accepted or avoided, truths, desires and lives surround the bed.  James, the listener, is disturbed too, trapped in his task like a reluctant interpreter/psychiatrist/amateur Freudian.

Liz Lochhead’s extraordinary tribute to Morgan is both warm and dynamic and ‘a powerful reflection on his modernity and restlessness’ (**** The Scotsman).

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