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NT Connections Festival - (Circle Dreams Around) The Terrible Terrible Past performed by The Drama Mill

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Presented by Pitlochry Festival Theatre and NT Connections

(Circle Dreams Around) The Terrible, Terrible Past by Simon Longman performed by The Drama Mill

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.