‘Folk say you can trick a brain. Placebo power. I’m going to stand up and it’ll feel better.’
Across Edinburgh, five souls stagger towards each other, hoping to be transformed.
Gaynor’s got to leave the house if she wants to meet her newborn granddaughter. Stillness has been the only way to deal with her chronic pain but now it’s time to move.
Gilly’s not sure what her dying dad’s feeling but the one thing she knows from experience is that it’s best not to Google it.
Dougie and Ciara have spent their last NCT class preparing for the labour pains ahead, but now it’s time for one last night on the dance floor.
And then there’s Mick, who wakes up on Portobello Beach in the early hours of the morning with two gold rings in his pocket. He can’t remember what they’re for but he knows it’s something important. He’ll work out what if only his old pal, Pat, will stop buying him drinks…
Full of tenderness and humour, Frances Poet’s play Still is a cathartic story of life, loss and joy.
It is premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2021.