Pops On Tour @ Edinburgh Fringe Wed 31 July - Sun 25 Aug
A Jake Orr Productions, HighTide and Live Theatre co-production
Written by Charlotte Josephine
Directed by Ali Pidsley
Design by Bethany Wells
Sound Design by Kieran Lucas
Lighting by Anna Reddyhoff
Movement Direction by Jennifer Jackson
Performed by Sophie Meville and Nigel Barrett
“And my body aches. And I’ve broken everything and I can’t stop and it’s stopping me doing anything else and I desperately want to but I…"
They’re trying. Despite everything. They’re really trying. They almost work together, beautifully, and the almost is intoxicating.
Award-winning writer Charlotte Josephine’s new play Pops follows a father and daughter caught in a vicious cycle of addiction. A sweaty and searching attempt to honestly connect, to forgive the unforgivable, and love fiercely through a hopeless situation. Pops asks some difficult questions about mental health, what’s inherited and who is responsible, particularly in this harsh political climate.
★★★★ 'extraordinary performances of Nigel Barrett and Sophie Melville' The Guardian
★★★★ 'beautifully performed by Sophie Melville and Nigel Barrett and brilliantly written by Josephine.' What's On Stage