Players Theatre Company, Divergent Talent Group Ltd. and Theatre503 present
Mum is the centre of Edie’s universe. They’ve stuck together through thick and thin, as other family members abandoned them one by one. But after a terrible accident, Edie has to learn to function as an independent adult in a world that she severely dislikes.
Edie tells the story of a 29-year-old (probably) neurodivergent woman, who is torn between adoration for her controlling Mum and the urge to escape their shared home. The play explores dysfunctional families, the absurdities of adulting, and the experience of living in a society that will never adjust to you. It’s also a play that asks, who do you blame and what does that say about you?
Edie was longlisted for Theatre503’s International Playwriting Award in 2020 and shortlisted for Through the Mill Playwriting Prize in 2021.
Players Theatre Company is a Female and Non-Binary led Theatre company, championing works by and for women and non-binary audiences. Divergent Talent Group is a neurodiverse production company, access consultancy and the UK’s first talent management company exclusively representing neurodivergent talent.
Running time: 75 mins (no interval)
Age guidance: 16+
Content warnings: This show contains themes that some audience members may find distressing. If this sounds like it could apply to you, you can view content information here.
Emma Dawson is a playwright, who enjoys writing about neurodiversity, queer characters, angry families, and the housing crisis. Edie, her first full-length play, was selected for development with London Playwrights Blog and received an abridged rehearsed reading in December 2021 at Lion & Unicorn Theatre. It has also been longlisted for Theatre503's International Playwriting Prize, longlisted for development with Traverse Theatre, shortlisted for development with Middle Child Theatre, and shortlisted for Through the Mill Playwriting Prize. Her short plays have been performed at Theatre503, Battersea Arts Centre, Pleasance Theatre, White Bear Theatre, and Theatre Deli.
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