Brimming over with playwriting talent from Scotland, this collection of nine short-ish plays has been selected and introduced by Philip Howard, until recently artistic director of the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
The plays *Davey Anderson Snuff. Kevin wants Billy to take part in his video project. Billy, just back from Iraq, is in no mood for games. But Kevin is not just playing - *Catherine Czerkawska The Price of a Fish Supper. Rab used to work the fishing boats. He tells us about his life before the industry collapsed. *Stanley Eveling Better Days Better Knights. An unfashionably sweet-hearted tale of a washed up knight-of-old - from the grand-daddy of modern Scottish playwriting. *David Greig Ramallah. A writer reintegrates with his wife and family after visiting Palestine. *David Harrower 54% Acrylic. A seasoned store detective chases a young, female, first-time shoplifter. Each gives their own - very divergent - account of the same incident. *Douglas Maxwell Harm. As they wait in a new 'self-harming unit' a father pours out his guilt, anger and concern to his son. *Rona Munro The Basement Flat. Fiona and Stephen are concerned about the Man upstairs and his daughter - who has left home and is turning into a fox - *Morna Pearson Distracted. Jamie lives with his useless Granny in a caravan park where George Michael lives with his dreamer of a mother.They bond uneasily - *Louise Welsh The Importance of Being Alfred. Twentythree years after his affair with Wilde, Lord Alfred Douglas enters a conspiracy with a prominent homophobe -
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