Written and directed by Nicholas Barton-Wines
Devised with the company
Developed with support from The National Theatre of Scotland, and Platform, Easterhouse
Cast include: Charlotte Driessler and Shane Quigley Murphy
Dramaturg: Cairan McLaggan
Design: Kirstin Rodger
It is an idea borne from frustration, loss, powerlessness, and a need for hope.
Think First Dates with morning breath.
Awaking from a drunken hook up as the world shifts around them, two twenty-somethings in Glasgow struggle to steady themselves in a haze of booze and Brexit.
Exploring the relationship between nationality, place, and becoming an adult, it is a modern-day love story between an EU national and a soon to be ex-EU national. Where is home when you don’t recognise the place you grew up anymore? Or that place deciding you’re no longer welcome?
But politics is just one of the obstacles they face; overcoming past relationship troubles, student debt, family history and expectation, and carving out a career from zero-hour contracts. We look at what it’s like to be the first generation worse off than their parents.
Exploring improvisation-based devising and how much is too much, Pulled was a great experiment in writing about the now, realism, and the power of precision. The project has been put on the back-burner until there is more clarity around the Brexit process for a show that requires such political relevancy.