Fresh from the 2017 VAULT Festival, where it picked up an Origins Award for Outstanding New Work, Living a Little by Finlay Bain transfers to the King’s Head Theatre in May.
With not a zombie in sight, we are taken into a sanctuary of normality while the outside world rots. The play questions what it is to be alive, to be human and what you would do if you thought today was your last. In a secure and stockpiled flat, complete with a TV, a sound system, video games, and enough alcohol to host a Scottish wedding, we meet best mates Rob, an ill-mannered, politically incorrect Scottish lad, and Paul, the gayest straight man ever. The arrival of battle hardened Penelope is the catalyst of the piece as she challenges their way of life whilst seeking the relative comfort and safety she needs, after living out in the wild of a zombie apocalypse.
Written by Bain, Living a Little is directed by Jordan Murphy under the producers Riot House Theatre and the creators of the award winning Trainspotting Live, In Your Face Theatre. This absurd comedy drama, filled with booze and obscenities, garnered exceptional reviews and standing ovations across both VAULT and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. Bain says:
“I’m delighted with the response that Living a Little has received. It’s extremely rewarding to hear the laughs and gasps, and to see our work appreciated each night.” Jordan Murphy, director, says: “Finlay has written a captivating script filled with wit, colourful characters and powerful meaning. Living a Little pushes the boundaries of friendship and love throughout its hilarious and touching dialogue, which creates an energetic storyline that really gives the audience something to sink their teeth into.”
Living A Little plays the King’s Head Theatre on 6 – 14 May. For more information and to buy tickets, please see the website.