Sunsetby Martin Foreman
Edinburgh Fringe 2, 3 and 5 - 10 August 2019
"a beautifully modulated performance"
"Foreman directs with honesty and a directness of touch" All Edinburgh Theatre(pdf version) this review includes a major spoiler; there were no other reviews
The revival of a one-woman play first produced in London in 2013. At the end of the day, a grandmother looks back at her life from marriage to the present day. A virgin on her wedding night who becomes a reluctant mother with a philandering husband, a stay-at-home wife who in middle-age discovers business skills she never suspected, over decades this woman's emotions have been severely tested and sometimes rewarded. An intense, moving solo performance from Maggie Macleod.
At theSpace on Niddry Street (venue 9), 2, 3 & 5 - 10 August at 17.20 (45 mins). Ticket prices and booking details will be posted shortly.
Maggie Macleod trained as an actor after a life in primary teaching and community theatre, gaining an HND and a First Class BA Hons in Acting from New College Lanarkshire. She has worked on many independent short films and with BBC and ITV production companies, with featured roles in River City, How Not to Live Your Life, Timewasters and several adverts. Most recently she worked on Outlander series 4. Stage work has included panto, (Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella), Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queen at The Tron and solo work in The Vagina Monologues. Maggie writes and produces her own Murder Mystery plays and themed entertainments; she also writes poetry and songs and comperes social gatherings for community groups.
pic: John Cooper
Martin's serious involvement in theatre began in 2011 with acting courses and various roles in fringe theatre in London before he moved back to Edinburgh in 2014. Although he still acts occasionally, he devotes more time to playwriting and directing. This has led to several successes at the Fringe, including a trilogy of his one-man plays, Desire and Pursuit, in 2014, J B Priestley's The Rose and Crown in 2106 and his adaptation of Ben Jonson's Volpone in 2017. As a playwright he won the 2012 London Solo Festival New Writing Award and the 2018 Pitlochry Festival Theatre Short Play Award. He is also the author of two novels and two short story collections.
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