'It's like a children's story," says Morna Pearson as she makes her way up the steep metal stairs of the Traverse Theatre's Leith rehearsal room after observing through a window as a group of actors throw themselves into a dance routine, "but with dirty bits."
'It's like a children's story,\" says Morna Pearson as she makes her way up the steep metal stairs of the Traverse Theatre's Leith rehearsal room after observing through a window as a group of actors throw themselves into a dance routine, \"but with dirty bits.\"
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Morna Pearson’s new play focuses on the relationship between an artist and his mother, says Neil Cooper
Pearson is talking about her new play, The Artist Man and the Mother Woman, which opens at the Traverse next week, and it's the most direct she's likely to be on the subject. Such reticence is peculiarly at odds with Pearson's dramatic voice, if her 2006 debut, Distracted, is anything to go by. Set in a Morayshire caravan park occupied by dysfunctional transients, Distracted served up a wild and vivid form of Doric-accented surrealism which promised great things from Pearson.
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