Multi award-winning theatre company for people with learning disabilities in Scotland, Lung Ha, and Edinburgh based touring theatre company Plutôt La Vie that brings work with a Scottish European flair, have joined forces to present the World Premiere ofAn Unexpected Hiccup. The play, described as ‘a long night of comic misunderstandings, sinister goings on and dangerous eccentricities’, is based on a story by co-artistic director of Plutôt La Vie, Ian Cameron and developed by the acting ensemble. It has been written by Michael Duke and directed by Ian Cameron and Maria Oller.
Ian Cameron said “The original idea for this production grew from an experience I had many years ago which, although serious in itself, grew in my head into a dark comic farce about a rather dislocated family. This story became the catalyst for development by the company and the writer Michael Duke. What has been wonderful has been to see how the company has grown to own the story, and develop it through their imagination and humour, and this despite the constrictions of Covid!”
The play will feature Tim Licata from Plutôt La Vie working with Lung Ha Theatre Company performers Emma Clark, Emma McCaffrey, Nicola Tuxworth, Keith Watson, Gavin Yule and Ryan Duncan from the Lung Ha Theatre Company Support Team.
Music for the show is composed and performed by BAFTA Scotland award winning composer Andrew Cruickshank with set and costume design by Karen Tennent, who is one of Scotland’s leading artists in the field.
Performance dates are:
27th – 30th October 2021 (preview on 26th)
The Studio | 22 Potterrow, Edinburgh
Tickets from £10 available at Capital Theatres’ website or by calling 0131 529 6000