Easdale Island Community Hall
Mull Theatre - Opium Eater

Mull Theatre - Opium Eater

Date of Event: Fri 30 Jul 2010
Event Type: Theatre
Time: 20.00
Ticket Pricing: £9/£7 concs (accompanied under 16s free )
 
Opium Eater by Andrew Dallmeyer

It's Edinburgh, 1820, and Thomas De Quincey, the flawed English man of letters and laudanum addict, sits shivering in his dingy lodgings beneath a Grassmarket brothel. Driven by demons from without and within, he scribbles desperately to meet a deadline which has already passed, and waits on his simple-minded servant Willie to bring him the laudanum he craves.

By turns electrifying, richly comic and deeply moving, this is an utterly compelling portrait of a bizarre and symbiotic relationship.

"The wonderful mastery of image in the author's work is reflected in the dialogue" Robert Gore-Langton

"...combines an exuberant eccentricity with a genuine passion for words and a powerful economy of expression" Time Out

"...one of the best things I have ever seen in fringe theatre" Martin Cropper, The Times

Ferries

Mon to Sat
07.15 (not Sat); 07.45; 09.00; 09.15; 09.30; 09.45; 10.15; 10.45.
On demand from 11.15 until 12.50 and from 14.00 until 16.15.
16.45; 17.15; 17.45; 18.00; 18.15
19.30; 20.00; 20.30; 21.00; 23.00 (bookable on Friday and Saturday only with 24hr notice)
 
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