21 Aug - 26 Aug 2018 14 - adult

On tour to Edinburgh International Festival

The Unicorn and Scotland's pioneering Untitled Projects' team have joined forces to create a new stage adaption of The End of Eddy, based on the internationally acclaimed autobiographical novel by Édouard Louis.

The show will play at the festival and then tour to rural venues around Scotland before heading to the Unicorn in London for a three-week run. The End of Eddy will play at the Unicorn from mid-September and is part of our 2018/19 season (which will be announced in full mid-May). 

Edinburgh International Festival launch their full programme on 14 March 2018 at 6.30pm.

The End of Eddy

Based on the book by Édouard Louis
Adapted by Pamela Carter
Directed by Stewart Laing

21–26 Aug 2018
The Studio, Edinburgh International Festival

“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. Relentlessly bullied for being gay, this is the story of Eddy’s struggle to understand who he is, who he might become, and his fight to escape.

Written when he was just 21 and combining vivid storytelling with frank reflections on sexuality, class and power, Édouard Louis’ acclaimed autobiographical novel of hope, love, lust and anger is both unflinchingly honest and hugely entertaining.

Duration approx 1 hr 20 mins
For ages 14 - adult
Contains strong language and sexual references


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