A gripping and darkly humorous play about the camaraderie of a trio of obsessive mountaineers.
Grizzly, Dog and Gnome live to climb mountains. They’re good at it. They’re not looking for death. They love what they do and they do it to the limit. But they’re climbing up to places where death is only one mistake away.
Suffused with black humour, Rona Munro’s play Long Time Dead is an expedition into ghosts frozen in time, immediate bonds of camaraderie and horizons yet to be discovered.
Long Time Dead was first performed by Paines Plough at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth, in October 2006. The production was revived at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2007 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
‘Captures all the absurd romance of climbing and the mad buggers who do it… a knotty and often thrilling drama which not only succeeds in recreating some of the tingling physical sense of climbing, but which neatly avoids the easy metaphors about living life to the full’
‘A searching, moving, healing play’
— Sunday Times
‘A hugely enjoyable combination of action theatre and good old-fashioned dramatic dialogue… superb’