‘It doesn’t matter how we do it, we’re always going to end up with the same result.’ Death is the New Porn follows Tom, Nina and Michael; three Edinburgh vigilantes who crave the thrill of murder to avenge victims of brutal crimes. That is, until Lydia, Tom’s mother, shows up asking unwanted questions about the murder of her brother. This coupled with Sheila’s (Michael’s abusive mother) release from prison makes them question the morality of vigilantism. Cracks begin to show dividing them and audiences alike. Can two wrongs make a right? Meet Edinburgh. See the thorns beneath the rose. Meet the gang.
Cast Tom - Jack Elliot Nina - Imogen Reiter Michael - Jack Jarvis Gouther Lydia - Kerry Lyn Hamilton Sheila - Rosie Milne
'Sex is bad. Dirty, filthy, ugly, yucky, slutty, wrong. Sex is wrong. You shouldn't do it until you're married, that's what Ms McGee says'. Glasgow 2005. Catholic school girl Stacey is sick of being the odd one out. Mum says she's 'an immaculate conception ... brought by the angels'. Her best friend Kelly has had loads of sex. Boys are mean, and now her dreams of escape and X Factor stardom have been shat on. 'Immaculate Correction' is a dark comic exploration about working class Scotland, religion and what happens when your only access to sex education is porn.
Cast Stacey- Dani Heron Michelle- Rachel Jackson Kelly- Morgan Glasgow
‘You have f*ck all to feel stupid about. Hurt is hurt. Doesn’t matter if it’s your rabbit, your dog, Gran, Mum, Dad... Hurt is hurt’. It’s Grannie Annie’s funeral and outsider, Claire has dragged her cousins to the pub to reminisce. But the tension is through the roof and confusion is rife. Did Gran want burial or cremation? Is it Gran or is it Nana? Can you really bring a +1 to a funeral? For the Love of Cousins a one-act situational comedy exploring what happens when a family has to pull together - or fall apart. All in the confines of one room: mischief, mayhem and MD2020 are never far away! Cast Claire - Christie Russell Brown Teddy - Jack Jarvis Gouther David - Jack Elliot Rachel - Lara Wauchope/Sarah Dingwall Dana - Rosie Milne Evan - James Garvock Fanny - Cassie Gaughan Julie - Taylar Donaldson Ronnie - Gillian Goupillot/ Lana Pheuton
Directed by Catherine Exposito
Living Like a Moth by Sean Dennis Langtree
Following the life of Mr. N Pattie, ‘Living like a Moth’ is a dark and dastardly tale of how one man tries to figure out what is real, and what is imagined… As he is handed from person to person, he must decide on which he believes to be the lesser of two evils - for they will determine his fate. ‘Living like a Moth’, a dark comedy-drama with movement, was Blazing Hyena's first collaboration following a successful call for play submissions.
Director Jack Elliot
Stage Manager Monika Nizio
Cast Mr N Pattie - James Boal Ms C Rotum - Rosie Milne Ms Hemco - Lara Wauchope Miss Runes - Kate Foley-Scott Mr Nio Fectin - Conor Mainwaring
One Two Three Yippee by Jack Elliot
One, Two, Three, Yippee’ is a captivating Scottish drama about three siblings who are desperate to escape the soulless, suffocating mentality of a dwindling town. Or is that just a childish dream? With revenge being reaped in the darkest corners of their past, is it time to finally face their fate? ‘One, Two, Three, Yippee’ is a dark comedy with live music and a choral narrative. Director Catherine Expósito
Musical Director Fraser Fulton
Cast Jonny - Jack Elliot Anna - Cassie Gaughan Andy - Ross Donnachie Tracey - Rosie Milne James - James Boal Holly - Kate Foley- Scott Gossip 1/Miss Mackie/Sharon - Christie Russell-Brown Gossip 2/Gertrude - Taylar Donaldson Gossip 3/Dotty - Lara Wauchope
Green Tea by Sophie Good
James is a genomics researcher with controversial new findings he is determined to present at a conference in Amsterdam. But following another fevered all night session in the lab – a strange spectre appears on the bus and follows him home. Haunted by its unerring presence; things in James’ life start to unravel and his partner Andy watches helplessly as his behaviour deteriorates.
Cast James - Calum Ferguson Andy - Joe Walsh Monkey - Sands Stirling Various - Lara Wauchope