17 Aug - 6 Oct 2018 Age guide: 16 - adult

The End of Eddy

A Unicorn / Untitled Projects Production

Can we create our own freedom?

  • Based on the book En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule by Édouard Louis
  • Adapted by Pamela Carter
  • Directed by Stewart Laing
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  • Under 18s: £8 - £12
  • Adults: £12 - £20
  • 17 Aug 2018 Fri 19.00 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • 13 Sep 2018 Thu 14.00 AVAILABLE
  • 14 Sep 2018 Fri 14.00 AVAILABLE
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Age guide: 16 - adult
Duration: Approx 1 hr 30 mins

'My crime wasn't doing something. My crime was being something. Being different in a way everyone else could see.'

Born into poverty in an isolated village in rural France, a boy grows up amongst hard men and women living hard and violent lives. Bullied relentlessly for being gay, this is the story of Eddy’s struggle to understand who he is, who he might become, and of his fight to escape.  

Written when he was just 21 and combining vivid storytelling with frank reflections on sexuality, class and power, this new stage adaptation of Édouard Louis’s internationally acclaimed autobiographical novel is filled with hope, lust, love and anger. 

This is a co-production between the Unicorn Theatre and Scotland’s pioneering Untitled Projects’ team - visionary Scottish director, designer Stewart Laing and writer Pamela Carter. The show will premiere at Edinburgh International Festival before its London opening at the Unicorn. Find out more about tour dates.

Contains explicit sexual references and frequent use of strong language.

Kwaku Mills & Alex Austin as Eddy

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INSIGHT DISCUSSIONS: THU 20, THU 27 SEP & THU 4 OCT

Join us for a free post-show insight discussion after these performances: 
Thu 20 Sep, 7pm - with Pamela Carter and Stewart Laing
Thu 27 Sep, 7pm - with Pamela Carter
Thu 4 Oct, 7pm - with Pamela Carter

SPECIAL EVENT: PRE-EDINBURGH PREVIEW, 17 AUG 7pm

Be the first to see the show at this exclusive preview performance, ahead of its premiere at the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival. 

All tickets £8. Excluded from Friends & Family Offer. 

Find out more about The End of Eddy on tour.

UNICORN LATE: THU 20 SEP, THU 27 SEP, THU 4 OCT, 7PM

An evening performance followed by live music in the foyer and a 3 for 2 offer on craft beer at our bar. 

Ticket Offers

Family & Friends offer: Buy 4 tickets and save 15% (must include 1 adult / under 18 ticket and excludes other offers). 

FOR SCHOOLS (SUITABLE FOR YEARS 12 - 13)

School tickets from £7 | more information
Free teacher CPD: Thu 13 Sep, 4.30pm - 7pm 
Download the free teacher resource pack here.

Post-show workshops for The End of Eddy available from £120, 24 Sep - 5 Oct 2018.
Got a question or want to book? Contact schools@unicorntheatre.com

Cast & Creative Team

Cast
Alex Austin
Kwaku Mills

Creative Team

Adapted by Pamela Carter
Director Stewart Laing
Designer Hyemi Shin
Video Designer Finn Ross
Lighting Designer Zerlina Hughes
Sound Designer Josh Anio Grigg
Assistant Director Nima Séne
Tour Production Manager Nick Millar

Credits

En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule
Copyright © 2014, Édouard Louis
All rights reserved
First published by Editions du Seuil in 2014

Show artwork photography by Hugo Glendinning
Cast photography by Graham Michael

Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund

Supported by a Federation of Scottish Theatre Assistant Director Bursary with funding from Creative Scotland


 

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