Time for Tea : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Time for Tea

Edinburgh's Cowgate Fire of 2002 unfolds as residents struggle to rescue each other. Discover what remains after a city crumbles, in this award-winning drama.

It is 2002 - A fire devastates Edinburgh's old town, ripping homes apart.

A single spark puts fire fighters to the ultimate test.

As Featured on London Live TV and **** Pick of Camden Fringe this play tells the story of those caught in the blast.

The lives of the community passing through Edinburgh's Cowgate are caught by the media.

Beginning in La Belle Angele nightclub, the blaze destroys 11 buildings and takes 80 fire crew 52 hours to put out. 

Time for Tea is selected for Stockwell Playhouse Theatre Festival - "Succinct" - Paul Vale of The Stage, "Unnerving" - Two Lasses in London.

Performed by an outstanding cast - Abbi Douetil (Lord of the Flies, Greenwich Theatre), Merriel Plummer (Linda, Royal Court) and Daniel Grice.   Written by a multi award-winning Author Lita Doolan.  

When the fire breaks out the challenges of having nowhere left to call home intensifies for three lost residents.

In Time For Tea Lita Doolan shows the power of a raised horizon.  The fire leaves a gap which is still waiting to be rebuilt.

As one character explains - "I keep telling people I'm pregnant to get spare change off them. They say how did you do it, you look about twelve. They know I’m living on lies." 

Previous work by Welsh/Irish writer Lita Doolan include – Storm (Oxford Playhouse) dramatised Air France crash; Looking for Linekers (Hampstead) Divine Prostitutes (Sherman Cymru) and was part of Royal Court Open Court performance. Winner of Oxford Playhouse playwriting competition and Oxford Theatre Company.

Watch the show here (link will be available between festival dates). You can make a donation once you have opened the link.

 

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This show is being presented virtually. Click the link below to view.
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Duration

30min

Venue

Dunedin Fringe Online Venue

Theatre Digital/Online Storytelling

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