Scenes for Survival | Venusvirus


8 Jun 2020

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A newly-performed extract from stage play Venus as a Boy, adapted from the novel by Luke Sutherland and featuring Tam Dean Burn. Co-directed by Tam Dean Burn and Christine Devaney.

Cupid may have lived with the divine gift of ecstatic love, but it is also what’s killing him; turning his body into solid gold as he breathes his last and tries to make peace with the world from a lonely, stifling bed. Venus as a Boy was first adapted for the stage by Burn from the book by Sutherland in 2007, premiering at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before a UK tour.

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

"We can overcome our isolation by reaching out to each other by whatever means we can, and art still gives meaning to our lives, transcending the difficulties we face"

Tam Dean Burn, Performer & Co-Director