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St Andrew's Day

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Sat, 28th Sep @ 19:30 - 21:30

A Generous Lover

The Byre Theatre
  • The Byre Theatre
  • University of St Andrews
  • Abbey Street
  • St Andrews
  • KY16 9LA
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  • 01334 475000
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This is the true, and very queer tale, of one soul’s journey through the wasteland of mental illness, to deliver their lost love.

Brimming with psychedelic proletarian prose, and trenchant wit, it recounts the pandemonium of navigating mental health services on behalf of a loved one, whilst being gender queer, and occasionally being mistaken for a patient.

Drawing on epic poetry, classical mythology, and queer modernist literature, A Generous Lover fuses psychology, euphonic prose, and song, to create an intimate and beguiling world. Somewhere between a seance and a recital, it delves into psychosis with compassion, hoping to find catharsis.

This production contains sensitive mental health content. Suitable for ages 16+.

★★★★★ “Unmissable” – To Do List

★★★★ “Elegant, incisive and intoxicating” – The Scotsman

★★★★ “Extremely absorbing and impressive” – ScotsGay

★★★★ “A Fierce originality and a cutting charm” – The List

★★★★ “Dramatic and beautiful style” – Wee Review

★★★★ “Painful beauty” – Marbles

“A masterclass in solo work… exquisite” Fringe Review

Selected as one of The Scotsman’s top 10 pick of Edinburgh Fringe 2018

Winner The Scotsman Best of the Fest.

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