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The End of Eddy

Unicorn Theatre / Untitled Projects / Stewart Laing / Pamela Carter

This new stage adaptation of Édouard Louis’ acclaimed autobiographical novel En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule tells the unflinching story of a boy growing up in poverty.

'My crime wasn't doing something. My crime was being something. Being different in a way everyone else could see.'

Born into poverty in an isolated village in rural France, a boy grows up amongst hard men and women living hard and violent lives. Relentlessly bullied for being gay, this is the story of Eddy’s struggle to understand who he is, who he might become, and his fight to escape.

Written when he was just 21 and combining vivid storytelling with frank reflections on sexuality, class and power, Édouard Louis’ acclaimed autobiographical novel of hope, love, lust and anger is both unflinchingly honest and hugely entertaining. This new stage adaptation is a co-production from London’s Unicorn Theatre, the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences, and Scotland’s pioneering Untitled Projects’ team where it reunites visionary Scottish director, designer Stewart Laing and writer Pamela Carter whose Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner was part of the 2015 International Festival.

★★★★ 'actors win our trust with their vigour, empathy and theatrical inventiveness' The Guardian

★★★★ 'a challenging, unconventional, highly distinctive rethink of Louis’ work' The Arts Desk

★★★★ 'the richness of the detail with which it is told offers some unforgettable insights' The Scotsman

★★★★ The Herald

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Courageous, necessary and deeply touching

The Guardian on the novel

16+ (some strong language and sexual references)
AD
Audio Described
25 Aug 2.00pm
BSL
British Sign Language interpreted
26 Aug 2.00pm

Based on the book by Édouard Louis

Pamela Carter Adaptation
Stewart Laing Director

Cast
Alex Austin Performer
Kwaku Mills Performer


More information about some of the artists:

Unicorn Theatre
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Untitled Projects
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Stewart Laing
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Pamela Carter
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21-26 August 2018

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2019 programme is now available to browse and book. Visit What's On to see the programme

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