Edie poster. Credit: Henry Roberts
Mum is the centre of Edie’s universe. They’ve stuck together through thick and thin, as other family members abandoned them one by one. But after a terrible accident, Edie has to learn to function as an independent adult in a world that she severely dislikes.
Edie tells the story of a 29-year-old (probably) neurodivergent woman, who is torn between adoration for her controlling Mum and the urge to escape their shared home. The play explores dysfunctional families, the absurdities of adulting, and the experience of living in a society that will never adjust to you. It’s also a play that asks, who do you blame and what does that say about you?
Edie had a short run at Theatre503 in September 2022, directed by Lata Nobes and produced by Divergent Talent and Players Theatre Company.
Lata Nobes in Edie at Theatre503 . Credit: Dahlen House
Edie received an abridged rehearsed reading in December 2021 at Lion and Unicorn Theatre after being selected for London Playwrights Blog’s development programme. You can watch a recording here or read a blog post about writing the play here.
The play has been longlisted for Theatre503 International Playwriting Prize, longlisted for development with Traverse Theatre, shortlisted for development with Middle Child Theatre, and shortlisted for Through the Mill Playwriting Prize.
Edie Theatre503 digital programme. Credit: Dani Arlington