I Hope Your Flowers Bloom
Recommended Age 12+
Flitting between romantic obsession and botanical description, Raymond Wilson’s semi-autobiographical show, a hit of the 2023 Fringe, offers a raw, moving and genuinely funny exploration of healthy masculinity, self-worth and working-class access to nature.
Through his friendship with Flo and her modern nomadic lifestyle, Raymond attempts to escape the greyness of the Glasgow scheme into Scotland’s natural world. But when Flo leaves, so does Raymond’s love of the wilderness. Inside and broken-hearted, he’s forced to admit the things he has neglected in himself and with others, while attempting to reconnect to the outdoors.
‘a whimsically superb piece of storytelling theatre: simply gorgeous.’ ★★★★★ Corr Blimey
‘smart, tender exploration’. ★★★★ The Stage
‘lovely, hypnotically measured delivery, this clear-sighted piece speaks softly but says a lot’. ★★★★ The Scotsman
Written by Raymond Wilson
Directed by Fiona Mackinnon
Set Design by James Johnson, GetMADE Design
Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland
Image credit: Jassy Earl