Clydebank Town Hall , Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G81 1UE
Performed by David Hayman, written by Chris Dolan, directed by David Hayman Jr “Resurrection” is a sequel to “The Pitiless Storm” performed at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe 2014, as part of a 45-date sell-out Scottish tour.
It’s two years after the referendum, and Bob Cunningham has stuff on his mind: whether or not to take early retirement; politics, of course, and what to do about the No vote, Brexit, Corbyn, refugees… that weird thing about rising into the heavens… and not forgetting the letter from Ethel, his ex-girlfriend who he hasn’t seen in 20 years, will be coming later tonight. Politics, of course, and what to do about the No vote, Corbyn… And that weird thing about rising into the heavens.
It puts him in storytelling mood. Bob’s a raconteur. He tells 3 more stories about ascensions, all the while trying to decide what to do about Ethel, and whether his life’s work done. Is he finished?
In his final speech – the story of an entire country ripping itself from the earth and rising up – he comes to terms with his, and his country’s, past, and future