Scenes for Survival | Alone Part II


30 Jul 2020

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Freed from life under her controlling husband Jim, lonely mother Betty is finally free to reach out to Stephen, her estranged son now living as a young artist in London. There’s so much to catch up on, and it’s high time they started planning for their futures. Janey Godley teams up with Jack Lowden and director Caitlin Skinner for a heart-warming and uplifting follow-up to her original Scenes for Survival short Alone.

Produced by National Theatre of Scotland, in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project, with support from Hopscotch Films.

"I wrote this piece to reflect the issues that the pandemic has thrown up but rarely mentioned, coercion and domestic violence exists in every class of society and how people cope with the loneliness and issues surrounding that deserved to be explored through theatre."

Janey Godley, Writer

"During this time so much about our lives and our world has been thrown into focus in new ways, but it is the same world we’ve always known. In making these two pieces with Janey, and now with Jack too, we wanted to show how humans are facing the same struggles that they’ve always faced but in a different context. They explore how healing takes time, that justice isn’t always straight forward and I think particularly with Alone Part II that there is a huge amount of love to be found and laughs to be had, even in the hardest of times."

Caitlin Skinner, Director

Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund

The Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund is a fundraising campaign launched by the National Theatre of Scotland in association with the Federation of Scottish Theatre, the McGlashan Charitable Trust and leading Scottish Theatre organisations, to raise money for those in the sector who have been hardest hit financially and are experiencing drastic economic and emotional hardship.

All donations to this fund will go directly to provide support for those most impacted within Scotland, be they actors, writers, creatives, musicians, technicians or any others within our industry.

A sector-wide call out with information and details of how to apply for support from the SFS Hardship Fund will be was launched in August 2020. Applications to the fund closed on Friday 4th September. The McGlashan Charitable Trust are dispersing the money raised and will communicate funding decisions no later than Friday 9th October.

We would be grateful if you would consider making a small donation to the Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund. Thank you for your support.

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