Hope And Joy

Cumbernauld Theatre
Hope’s labour is unusual and unexpected. But nothing fazes Joy, the hospital cleaner who supports and befriends her. When Joy is sacked for letting human-bird hybrids escape out the window, Joy moves in with Hope and her swan-boy son Magnus. Their lives collide in chaos, Hope is learning to love, Magnus is learning to fly, and Joy is in an unhelpful relationship with a goldfish. Can they survive this shifting world? *Hope and Joy* is a seriously funny play that explores love and loss in a changing environment using bold visuals and strong physical elements to imagine a Scotland in a time much like ours but not quite. Ellie Stewart won the first ever Progressive Playwright Award at the Tron Theatre with *Hope and Joy*. In 2018, her play *The Return* toured Scotland, delighting audiences and critics alike. Caitlin Skinner is an award winning director. She trained in Edinburgh and New York and specialises in making urgent, bold, generous theatre for a range of audiences. Written by Ellie Stewart Directed by Caitlin Skinner A Stellar Quines and Pearlfisher Co-Production Recommended age 12+

Date: 25th October 2019 - 26th October 2019

Performances: 19:30


  • Concession 7.00GBP
  • Standard 10.00GBP


Cumbernauld Theatre - Kildrum G67 2BN Cumbernauld

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