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12 10.15

Linda McLaughlin’s ‘Descent’ at Oran Mor and the Traverse

Linda McLaughlin’s own play ‘Descent’ will be performed as part of A Play, a Pie and a Pint at Oran Mor, Glasgow from 12th – 17th October and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh from 20th – 24th October. The production is presented by the Traverse Theatre in association with Luminate: Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival.

lindaWhat makes you ‘you’?

What makes you love someone?

And is it possible to hold onto it all when everything you share begins to disappear? … or are you just clinging to the ghost of what used to be?

Descent explores one couple’s struggle to keep their love alive in the face of the raging force of dementia.  It takes an unflinching look at the guilt, the anger, and the despair they’re going through.  But it also celebrates the courage, the love, the acceptance, and – even – the hope that they bring to the fight.

Linda Duncan McLaughlin is a Glasgow-based actor and award-winning writer, playwright and screenwriter.  She has worked as an actor all over the UK, from Thurso to Plymouth, and her writing has been performed at The Byre, Claremorris Fringe Festival and, most recently, Solas Festival.   Having been in at the very beginning of A Play, A Pie and A Pint (as an actor in the first ever production) and having worked at Òran Mór regularly over the last 11 years, she is doubly delighted to have her own writing performed here as part of the new season.

For more information and to book tickets please click here: http://playpiepint.com/plays/descent/