The Carousel is the sequel show of our award-winning production The List. During this year’s Fringe we are presenting a rehearsed reading of The Carousel at Summerhall on Tuesday 20 August. Book early to avoid disappointment, as there is limited seating for this unique event.
Nothing can stop the carousel. Following on from The List, The Carousel is the second part of Québec dramatist Jennifer Tremblay’s trilogy of plays (translated by Shelley Tepperman) exploring three aspects of the same woman’s life. While driving to her dying mother’s bedside, the woman calls upon the spirit of her dead grandmother. And so begins a quest, wending through a labyrinth of memories. The List was born from a suffering that was organised and measured, The Carousel is a beating heart in love. This rehearsed reading stars Maureen Beattie and is directed by Muriel Romanes.
The Carousel is a journey that builds and shatters the certainties of a woman marked by a pitiless landscape. But ultimately, joy prevails, in a final ride on the carousel.
“Becoming a better person
that is, someone who suffers less and less until they don’t suffer at all
can be a lifelong quest.
That should be the quest of every human life.”
This rehearsed reading will take place at Summerhall in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre on Tuesday 20th August at 2pm. Tickets are £6 full price / £4 concessions and can be purchased through Summerhall website or by calling their box office on 0845 874 3001.
By Caoimhse O’Dea