4th April 2014
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Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland presents Talkfest at the Tron
Written by Ronan O'Donnell
Directed by Michael Emans
A rehearsed reading of a play in development, with an ensemble of professional actors.
The Scottish Gothic is awakened in this haunting tale of religious fundamentalism and sexual mania. Set during the Covenanter uprising of 1679, fanatic, Silas Johnston, tormented by lust for his servant lass seeks out martyrdom. Meanwhile a dead heretic posts 'instructions' to schoolmaster Gabriel Riddell who is seduced by ideas of escape.
TalkFest is Playwrights’ Studio’s professional and public workshop programme. TalkFest takes place at the Edinburgh Festival (at the Traverse and Fringe Central) and at various locations throughout the year. It includes script development workshops, readings, skills’ workshops and masterclasses with Scotland’s leading playwrights and theatre-makers.