News Exclusive: Jelly Beans, a new Scottish play at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017

News Exclusive: Jelly Beans, a new Scottish play at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017

Imagine if Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag was a guy – a violently tender-hearted, radically alienated, sweetheart-psychopath of a guy…! !

‘I JUST LIE THERE. WAITING. WONDERING HOW LONG I CAN KEEP MY EYES SHUT FOR.’

Jelly Beans tells first-hand the story of a momentous day in the life of a young Port Glasgow man teetering on the brink of self-destruction. As his drab existence is shattered by a violent attack and an escapist binge which sees him running from painful memories and present dangers, can a self-proclaimed hero save himself from oblivion?!

Written by Dan Pick, Jelly Beans follows Kuleshov’s record-breaking West End hit BU21 by Stuart Slade at Trafalgar Studios. Pick comments:

“We’re a generation raised on Disney, riddled with debt, anxiety and depression. We wished on stars as children but the happy endings we were promised seem more distant now than the farthest reaches of our universe. We live behind laptop screens, isolated by the very devices designed to connect us, fed to bursting on a diet rich in reality TV and pornography. It often feels as though we’re all facing our own individual crisis of purpose, and what happens when you realise the happily-ever-after might not be yours?”

Jelly Beans stars Adam Harley, with direction & set/ video design by Luke Davies, sound design by Owen Crouch and lighting design by Matt Cater.

‘I KNOW WHAT A DEAD BODY SMELLS LIKE…’

 

Jelly Beansplays the Pleasance Courtyard from 2 – 28 August 2017. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.

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