Scenes for Survival | Disco With Mum


6 Jul 2020

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Isolating in their separate homes during lockdown and coming to terms with a recent bereavement, a mother and daughter reflect on happier times while contemplating an uncertain future for their family. The online video call to plan the playlist for a virtual disco becomes a cathartic exploration of grief, defiance and hope, and a celebration of the healing power of music. Julie Graham and Saskia Ashdown star in this lyrical and inspiring new piece from writer Hannah Lavery, directed by Julie Ellen.

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

"I am delighted to be part of the Scenes for Survival and I am looking forward to getting started. I have always looked to theatre and to stories to understand the world and myself. I think more than ever we need the space that theatre can gives, in order to reflect on where we are now, who we are now, and where we go now. Is it back to where we were or forward into something new- The normal, the old normal, the normal we will now accept."

Hannah Lavery, writer