Burning Bright

By Áine King

Mon, 27 February, 2023 — Sat, 04 March, 2023

Please note this play ended on Sat, 04 March, 2023.

Directed by Roxana Haines | Cast - Hannah Jarrett-Scott, Suzanne Magowan, Adam Buksh

Burning Bright

Everyone’s too busy with their own crises to have time for saving the planet in this new dark comedy.

There’s a tiger at the door! Ash is lost, wandering in childhood memories of India while their house fills with flood water. Mo is fighting fascists in the Arctic as icebergs dribble and melt. Alex is caught in a wildfire, burning to scoop a hot news story – literally.

A new dark comedy about three separate people experiencing first-hand the impacts of our rapidly changing world.

Burning Bright is the winner of A Play, A Pie and A Pint’s David MacLennan Award which uncovers new writing talent and professionally produces the work of first-time and early career writers.

Co-presented with Traverse Theatre.


Oran Mor, Glasgow: w/c 27th February 2023

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh: w/c 6th March 2023

ÁINE KING is a theatre-maker and storyteller living in Orkney. Her work explores (often true) stories of extraordinary ordinary people, particularly  those whose voices are often unheard. Her audio comedy, Bronagh & The Bum Goblin, about invisible disabilities was commissioned by Birds Of Paradise in 2021. Her short screenplay, Running Out, about agoraphobia during Lockdown, was one of NTS Scenes For Survival, 2020. Her stage play, The Lampy was longlisted for the Women’s Prize For Playwriting 2021. Aine is currently developing a story-performance, Hotel Caledonia, with trad musician Erik Linklater for the Scottish International Storytelling Festival this October.

ROXANA HAINES is Staff Director at Scottish Opera until Summer 2023. She studied at Goldsmiths, University of London, and received an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has trained in devised theatre, puppetry, physical theatre and movement. As an assistant director, she has worked with Sir David McVicar, Katie Mitchell, Phelim McDermott and Dominic Hill. Directing credits at Scottish Opera include Rubble 2022 (Williams & McKnight), La Boheme 2020 (Puccini), The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken 2021 (Weill) and Fox-tot! 2019 (Paterson). Roxana is interested in work that dances at the intersection of therapeutic practice, engagement and social change.

Please note this play ended on Sat, 04 March, 2023.
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