A global lockdown might feel like the perfect time to write a piece of reflective drama, but for one bickering couple the creative process leads to nothing but disagreement. Directed by Finn den Hertog, Douglas Henshall & Morven Christie feature in this inventive new short from writer Tena Štivičić, a witty and hilarious take on relationship frustrations and lockdown creativity.
Produced by National Theatre of Scotland, in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project and Shetland Arts, with support from Hopscotch Films.
“Before moving to Glasgow a little over a year ago I never had a garden in all my life. It was never something I wished for. And I never expected to be so grateful to have one as I was the past few months. And then it became a stage. It makes me hopeful about our ability to adapt and find ways to keep theatre alive and pushing through impossible obstacles like flowers breaking their way through stones.”
Tena Štivičić, Writer
"All the writing I’ve done in lockdown has tended to comedy. To help me stay optimistic and positive and to make other people laugh. This is a comedy that subverts a line, which has quickly become the corona platitude - ‘at least it’s been lovely to spend all this time with the family’. It also pokes fun at the nature of writers and actors, our insecurities, our egos, the wild emotional extremes we are prone to and the ups and down of rage and adoration we are capable of travelling within minutes."
Tena Štivičić, Writer
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