Moray-based professional theatre company Right Lines Productions is delighted to announce its brand-new production will debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August as part of the Pleasance Theatre Trust’s Edinburgh National Partnerships programme.
How does a man find his purpose when he grows old and major life events come thick and fast? Should he retire to the solitude of The Shed as usual and escape from the world, or get out and try something new? When the familiar rules no longer apply, is it too late to change the habits of a lifetime?
Man Shed is a bitter-sweet one-man theatre piece which explores the joy of sheds, the pain of loss and the comfort of friendship. The play has been inspired by Men’s Sheds around the world, but more specifically by the work of the Scottish Men’s Sheds Association.
Man Shed is written by Euan Martin, directed by Dave Smith, and produced by Right Lines Productions. Writer Euan Martin from Right Lines said: “After an extended period of inactivity due to the pandemic, it is fantastic to be presenting live theatre once again. Man Shed was due to premiere in May 2020, but because of the national lockdown, the tour had to be cancelled. We were fortunate to be selected for the Pleasance Edinburgh National Partnerships programme, supported by Eden Court Theatre, Inverness. This will allow us to present Man Shed in one of the most prominent and prestigious venues at the Edinburgh Fringe.”
Susannah Armitage, Senior Producer at Eden Court Theatre, said: “Eden Court is delighted to be supporting Man Shed by Right Lines as part of our inaugural involvement in the Pleasance Edinburgh National Partnership project. Man Shed is a very touching and pertinent tale about loneliness, friendship and where you find community. It is also warm and funny and will speak to lots of different audiences and we are sure that it will do well at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Right Lines have long been established as a theatre company making and touring work across the Highlands and we are really pleased to be collaborating with them in this context.”
The Edinburgh Fringe run at The Pleasance marks the world premiere of the show. The show previews on the 3rd and 4th August and continues until Monday 29th August (with the exception of Wed 10th, Mon 15th and Mon 22nd August).
Tickets for the 60-minute show are available from www.pleasance.co.uk/event/man-shed/performances