Roost

By Laurie Motherwell

Tue, 14 May, 2024 — Sun, 19 May, 2024

Directed by Katherine Nesbitt

Roost

A heartful play about pigeons, home, and the power hobbies have in creating connections but also division.

When social worker Hana has to deliberate upon Bingo’s case for the custody of his daughter, his unusual hobby as a ‘doo-man’ catches her off guard. Through him, she is flung back into the world of pigeon keeping.

Bingo tries to use this shared experience to influence his case which Hana goes along with to stay connected to her father’s favourite past-time from her childhood.

But Hana eventually realises she is in too deep and Bingo must choose between his daughter and beloved doos…

Co-presented with Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival.

Roost will be performing Tuesday 14 – Sunday 19 May.


LAURIE MOTHERWELL is a Glaswegian playwright. His most recent play Sean and Daro Flake it ’Til They Make It premiered at the Traverse Theatre in 2023. He has previously been a recipient of a MGC Futures Bursary, and in 2019 was a recipient of a New Playwrights Award from the Playwrights Studio Scotland.

KATHERINE NESBITT is a director based in Glasgow. She is an Associate Director (Connections) at the National Theatre and was an Associate Artist at the Traverse Theatre. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and was a finalist in 2021 for both the JMK Award and the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award. Directing credits include Everyman (Guildhall School of Music & Drama), This is Paradise (Traverse), Jade City (Bunker Theatre), The Present (National Theatre of Scotland/BBC Scotland). Associate credits include Mouthpiece (Traverse), The Open House (Theatre Royal Bath).

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