By Kate Bowen

Mon, 16 October, 2023 — Sat, 21 October, 2023

Please note this play ended on Sat, 21 October, 2023.

Directed by Lu Kemp | Cast - Maureen Beattie, Maureen Carr and Betty Valencia


A brutal comedy about a family ripping itself apart to find the truth within and how far anyone might go for the financial security they crave.

Two sisters have been playing and perfecting their secret sibling game for decades. Now in their sixties, and about to lose their home, it’s time to unleash the family fun on the world.

Their goddaughter, desperate for the plan to succeed, has been pitching the game to investors; but with added high stakes – win a real-money jackpot by playing the game publicly online – with a live voting audience judging the emotionally eviscerating, truth telling final round.

The family test out this new feature…but can their relationships survive this ruthless game? Will their home even be worthing saving by the end of it?

Co-presented with Traverse Theatre.


Oran Mor, Glasgow: 16-21 October 2023
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh: 24-28 October 2023


Maureen Beattie
as Moira
Maureen Carr as Melanie
Betty Valencia as Tanya

Creative Team

Kate Bowen – Writer
Lu Kemp – Director
Jonny Scott and Gemma Patchett – Designers
Scott Miller – Assistant Director

Production Shots

KATE BOWEN is a writer based in Glasgow. Kate’s first play Close Quarters was produced by London’s Stockroom in 2018 and was named one of the Observer’s top ten theatre productions of the year. Her short plays have been performed at the Traverse Theatre; A Play, A Pie and A Pint and STV.

She recently completed a six-week attachment at the National Theatre, London (2022); and has previously been the recipient of a Starter for Ten residency at National Theatre of Scotland (2017) and been awarded places on the the first BBC Writersroom Scottish Voices Drama Writer’s group (2018) and Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme (2016).

LU KEMP is a theatre director and dramaturg with a distinctive reputation for her work in new writing. She has a particular interest in creating radical work for young audiences.

Lu began her career as the Scottish Arts Council Trainee Theatre Director at TAG. She later trained on the LEM at Lecoq, Paris, and with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, New York.

Please note this play ended on Sat, 21 October, 2023.
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