Local theatre company Theatre Imperative return to Leith Festival next month with new play, Ladies Day Out.
The comedy, set at the races, reveals the hullabulloo when a couple celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary end up in a private box with a group of female plumbers. It aims to celebrate women’s solidarity and independence, as well as their love of mayhem.
Theatre Imperative was set up by Leith based playwright Philip Rainford and director/performer Adam Tomkins and launched at last year’s festival with family tale The Wee One. Rainford, who took up writing as therapy when recovering from a stroke, has since gone on to win the Scotland Short Play Award for his play about Alzheimer’s Disease, I’ll Be There. The pair team up again for this play.
Over the past few months, the company have been running confidence-building theatre workshops at the Dry Dock, a new recovery hub in Leith Bowling club, run by and for people in recovery from alcohol and/or drug dependency. Thanks to support from the Scottish Recovery Consortium and Leith Links Community Fund, the Dry Dock will also host the play for its six night run.