Janey Godley reunites with director Caitlin Skinner for a new festive follow-up to her smash-hit Alone series.
After nearly a year living under Covid –19 restrictions, with her husband gone and no-one but pet dog Bobo for company, Betty is left contemplating her first Christmas spent alone. Missing her family, Betty extends a virtual hand to her sister Isa in Fort William, whose larger-than-life personality might be just what she needs to chase away her lockdown blues.
Nevertheless, Betty still faces a solitary New Year's Eve, ringing in the end of a dreadful year and with nobody there to help her celebrate. More than anything she wants to see her son Steven again, but with him stuck in Soho and no travel allowed, it looks like a lonely Hogmanay is on the cards.
Alone Part III on 26 December 2020
Alone Part IV on 31 December 2020
Alone and Alone Part II were originally released as part of Scenes for Survival, the lockdown digital series created by the National Theatre of Scotland in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project, and Scotland’s leading theatre venues and companies, with support from Hopscotch Films. The series saw 55 dramatic shorts from some of Scotland's most exciting theatre talent released between May and September 2020.