REVIEWS OF BLACKOUT (2018)
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PRESS FOR BLACKOUT (2018)
The Scotsman - interview with Mark Jeary
The Herald - interview with Mark Jeary
The Wee Review - interview with Mark Jeary
The Stage - 'top picks' of Fringe 2018
The Independent - 'top picks' of Fringe 2018
Blackout 2018 credits:
One (eight years) | Camille Marmié
Two (newcomer) | Cameron Fulton
Three (oldtimer) | Mark Jeary
Four (one year) | Miriam-Sarah Doren
Five (ten years) | Houda Echouafni
Director | Paul Brotherston
Writer | Mark Jeary
Lighting Designer | Simon Hayes
Sound Designer | Danny Krass
Dramaturg | Mariem Omari
Producer | Callum Madge
Production Manager | Rosie Ward
Set Builder | Neil McDowell Smith
b l a c k o u t
Presented by New Room Theatre and Platform
by Mark Jeary | directed by Paul Brotherston
Our 2016 hit production 'Blackout' is returning, this time at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018.
"Blackouts were the worst. Blackouts made me forget… Thank God for blackouts."
“Stories of euphoria, hedonism, recklessness… shaken and stirred…a lively if sobering evening” **** The Scotsman
Meet the woman who finds herself urinating off the top of the Scott Monument in Edinburgh. The man who nearly burns down a stranger’s kitchen. The mother who almost beats her son to death in a drunken rage.
Blackout is the honest, brutal, uplifting and darkly comic story of alcoholics, and ultimately of their hope in recovery. Scripted entirely from interviews with recovering addicts, including the writer.
Blackout has been critically acclaimed for being hard-hitting, slick and tightly directed. It's been seen by thousands of people - challenging perceptions, breaking down stereotypes, and resonating profoundly with audiences. This is NOT a play about old men, sitting around a table shaking on the verge of a drink...
For the 2018 version of the production Mark has replaced one of the previous characters with a brand new Palestinian character.
SUPPORT FOR BLACKOUT
For this 2018 run Blackout has been selected as part of the Made in Scotland showcase. Additional support has also come from Scottish Recovery Network, Scottish Recovery Consortium, Gayfield Projects and Edinburgh Alcohol & Drug Partnership. Thank you also to Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh.
Below: production shots from the 2016 tour of Blackout - photos by Mihaela Bodlovic.