Edwin Morgan’s Dreams & Other Nightmares The Tron 24th July to 2nd August 2014

059_303__web_dreams_290x435_1398765811_standardTron Theatre Company presents
Edwin Morgan’s Dreams & Other Nightmares

The Tron

Thursday 24th July to Saturday 2nd August 2014
Selected dates Audio Described: Sat 2nd AugSelected dates BSL: Sat 2nd AugSelected dates Captioning: Tue 29th July

Written by Liz Lochhead
Directed by Andy Arnold

‘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).

Book by phone 0141 552 4267
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£12 /£8

An official Festival 2014 event

Tron Theatre Ltd., 63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB



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