Mon, 30 May, 2022 — Sat, 04 June, 2022
Directed by Joanna Bowman
It’s like the sun casts a spell, some hypnotic solar shite, and suddenly ordinary people dae terrible things.” As PC Nicky McCreadie responds to a ‘mass brawl’ on The Meadows, it’s not just the Neds she has to worry about. In the aftermath of violence and suspicion, Nicky discovers she might not be the person she thinks she is. Alright Sunshine explores gender, power, and the politics of public space.
ISLA COWAN’s previous work for stage includes, Daphne, or Hellfire (Pleasance; Assembly Roxy), Sno Wite & the 7 Dickensians (Strange Town/Scottish Storytelling Centre), The View from Portobello (LYT/Royal Lyceum), BANTER (LYT/Traverse), and poetic solo show, Learning to Live (Laughing Horse). Isla has worked on digital and audio theatre projects with Strange Town, Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival and the Scottish Youth Theatre. She was also recently Assistant Director on GUT (Traverse/NTS) and The Duchess [of Malfi] (Lyceum/Citizens). Isla was selected for the 2019 Inspire playwrights programme at Hampstead Theatre and, in 2021, she was Winner of the Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize.