The Way, The Truth, and The Life

By Mike O'Donnell

Tue, 28 May, 2024 — Sun, 02 June, 2024

Directed by Kate Nelson

The Way, The Truth, and The Life

 A gentle comedy set in the West of Scotland, The Way, The Truth and The Life is an uplifting story about the complex and powerful ties of place, family and legacy.

It’s a dreich day in an empty church in the West of Scotland. Mary has a job to do and no time for regrets. But Jim wants them both to look back without anger.

It’s time to heal old rifts. But can they really move on? Can Mary ever leave the past behind. Will Jim finally persuade her to forgive and forget?

MIKE O’DONNELL is a writer, musician and scientist from Clackmannanshire, currently based in Cambridge. He has written screenplay and short stories as well as performing as a singer-songwriter across Scotland and further afield. The Way, The Truth and The Life is his debut play. Away from writing, he has been a professional research scientist for more than ten years, largely specialising in forensics. Most recently he completed his PhD in Physics at the University of Cambridge.

KATE NELSON is an award-winning director based in Edinburgh. As Artistic Director of Nutshell, she commissioned and directed many successful shows including, in consecutive years, winning Scotsman Fringe Firsts for Allotment and Thread by Jules Horne. Kate's recent work include: Romeo and Juliet (Cumbernauld Theatre), a national tour of Allotment, and Comedy of Errors and The Winter's Tale for Theatre in The Garden. Kate is the Programme Leader for the BA Honours in Peformance  at Queen Margaret University; and serves on the boards of The Federation of Scottish Theatre and Stage Directors UK.

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