By Oliver Emanuel

Mon, 10 April, 2023 — Sat, 15 April, 2023

Please note this play ended on Sat, 15 April, 2023.

Directed by Finn den Hertog | Cast - Martin Donaghy, Francesca Hess


A new comedy-drama about how the power of stories can overcome the darkest moments in life.

Two people are trying to tell the story of Robert, who isn’t sure who is in charge of his own narrative and whether he even wants to be in the story of his life anymore…

Oliver Emanuel’s new play is about being able to overcome our lowest moments in life by telling stories, and how they might possibly save us all.

Co-presented with Aberdeen Performing Arts and Ayr Gaiety. 


Oran Mor, Glasgow: w/c Mon 10 April 2023

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen: w/c Mon 17 April 2023

Ayr Gaiety: w/c Mon 24 April 2023

Creative Team

Writer: Oliver Emanuel
Director: Finn den Hertog
Designers: Gemma Patchett and Jonny Scott
Assistant Director: Hope Kennedy


Oliver Emanuel

Oliver Emanuel is a playwright based on the east coast of Scotland. He has written over 40 plays for both stage and radio.

Finn den Hertog

Finn den Hertog works as a director, writer and actor. He trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating in 2007. His previous directing credits for A Play, A Pie and A Pint include Milkshake, Squash (Best New Play, CATS Awards 2014) and The Last Dictator.

Other previous directing credits include The Hope River Girls (groupwork/Imaginate); The Enemy (National Theatre of Scotland); Wings Around Dundee (Dundee Rep); The Afflicted (groupwork); Square Go (Francesca Moody Productions); Light Boxes (Grid Iron).

Finn is an Associate Artist at National Theatre of Scotland and Co-Artistic Director of groupwork, a Glasgow based theatre company which creates highly visual and physical work.

Please note this play ended on Sat, 15 April, 2023.
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