About the performance – an interview with the creative team
Written by Jan Sobrie
English version by Oliver Emanuel
Directed by Lu Kemp, performed by Gavin Jon Wright
Winner of the The People’s Choice Victor Award 2015
Runner up for the Scottish Arts Club Award 2013
**** The List
**** The Times
**** The Herald
Do you want to know why I’m called Titus? It’s a funny story.
My dad thinks I’m always making stuff up.
Just tell the truth, Titus. Just tell the truth.
The truth is much easier to remember than a lie.
But Dad the truth is so boring.
A drama about telling big lies and small truths.
About pigs that fall in love.
About crows that talk.
About running away from grief and finding yourself.
The story of a 10 year-old boy on the edge – literally on the roof of his school – confronted by a situation that seems hopeless. He can either give up or fight.
This English version of Titus, written by Oliver Emanuel and directed by Lu Kemp, was originally co-produced with macrobert arts centre and was part of the Imaginate Festival in 2012 and the Made in Scotland showcase and British Council showcase 2013 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Photographs by Brian Hartley
“A beautifully structured, evocatively phrased monologue… fingers crossed this tours” **** The Herald
“One of the best performances you are likely to see at this year’s Fringe” ***** Edinburgh Guide
“An inspiration and should go straight on tour to convince everyone, not just children, just how brilliant theatre can be” ***** Three weeks