Smalltown

By DC JACKSON, DOUGLAS MAXWELL and JOHNNY MCKNIGHT

After seeing a previous Random Accomplice show, a Scottish theatre writer wondered “did someone put something in the Ayrshire water 30 years ago?” Little did he know his comment would spark the imaginations of a trio of young Scottish writers to explore just what the consequences of such an event might be.

Drawing on their own experiences of growing up in three Ayrshire towns D.C.Jackson (The Chooky Brae, My Romantic History), Johnny McKnight (Little Johnny Trilogy) and Douglas Maxwell (Decky Does a Bronco, Promises Promises) have created an unashamed and unapologetic comedy weaving together three tales of the carnage wreaked when polluted water causes ordinary people to get caught up in extraordinary circumstances.

Those that aren’t ‘Pure Girvan’ are being killed by the water supply; in Stewarton, oversexed teenagers are turning animalistic, while in Ardrossan there’s a zombie trapped in a freezer. At the end of each performance, the fates of the towns will be in the hands of the audience who will decide which of three possible endings will be performed.

Toured February-March 2011

 

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