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SLAM in association with Theatre503 presents

Edinburgh Previews 2018: Weird

Written by Lucy Burke
Directed by Peter Taylor
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£10 Adult Standard


“But I’m not depressed, and that’s what mentally ill people are right? Depressed? And I’m not depressed I’m just more aware of danger than most other people and how has it got this far?”

Yasmin feels different, she feels weird. She longs to be normal like everyone else but that’s proving to be quite difficult…

Based on the writer’s own experiences with mental health, WEIRD explores the highs and lows of what it is like for a sufferer, and a sufferer’s family, to live in the shadows of obsessive compulsive disorder. Moving one-woman play about the effects of one person’s mental health on a whole family.

WEIRD was recently named winner of the Slam Soaps grand final at the Arcola Theatre (27th Jan) after consecutively being voted through all three of it’s opening heats by the audience as well as a panel of industry experts. Developed with support from the Soho Theatre Young Compnay, it is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated plays of 2018.

Lucy Burke

Lucy graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2015, she is a Manchester born playwright currently living in London. Her critically acclaimed play Glitter Punch was on at various venues across the UK including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Assembly George Square) and London's Vault Festival where it won the Vault People's Choice Award. Other writing credits include Blackout (Theatre N16, N16 Presents) and The Funeral Parlour (Royal Exchange Studio, Platform One.) Lucy likes to create female lead work that gives marginalised, regional voices a place in theatre. She is currently a member of the Soho Theatre Writer's Lab where she is developing new piece 'After All This Time.' Lucy's play Glitter Punch is published by Nick Hern Books in their anthology Plays From Vault 3.


Artistic Team
Lucy Burke
Peter Taylor
Amy Doyle

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