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26 Mar 2023

NT Connections Festival - (Circle Dreams Around) The Terrible Terrible Past performed by Shazam Theatre

Presented by Pitlochry Festival Theatre and NT Connections
NT CONNECTIONS FESTIVAL

(Circle Dreams Around) The Terrible, Terrible Past by Simon Longman performed by Shazam Theatre Company

A recurring dream. There are fish, chickens, cows, who all look and sound like people and people who look kind of familiar.  They dream about the past mainly, a past that they don’t belong to but a past that wants to belong to them. And then there’s a butcher, killing people.
The dream circles around, going back to the start again and again; a dream they can’t get escape.

Simon Longman is a playwright from the West Midlands. His plays include Patient Light for Eastern Angles; Island Town for Paines Plough; Gundog at the Royal Court; Rails at Theatre by the Lake; White Sky at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Royal Court; Sparks at the Old Red Lion; and Milked for Pentabus. He is the recipient of the 49th George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and has previously won the Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme. His work has been translated and produced internationally.

Suggested content guidance:
Recommended for ages 14+
• Strong language.
• A brief reference to substance abuse.
• One brief, mildly sexually explicit conversation.
• The following are seen within the context of a dream: a dead body covered in blood, and
weapons including an axe, a meat cleaver and a bolt gun.

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