Preview: Jack Elliot’s Family Fortunes

Theatre company Blazing Hyena in For The Love of Cousins, by Jack Elliot

Theatre company Blazing Hyena in For The Love of Cousins, by Jack Elliot

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EXCITING young local theatre company Blazing Hyena return to The Wee Red Bar, at the Edinburgh College of Art this week, to premiere For The Love of Cousins, the latest play from Jack Elliot.

The one-act comedy explores what happens when a family has to pull together - or fall apart. All in the confines of one room. Mischief, mayhem and MD2020 is never far away.

Blazing Hyena are billed as ‘a dynamic company with a unique approach to theatre.’

They specialise in giving audience members a cinematic experience, perfect, they insist, for those who would choose a trip to the cinema over a trip to the theatre.

“Our aim is to encourage the audience to take a risk on a different style of new writing that will open their mind and challenge their emotions.”

The motif of their latest work is simple: Make them laugh when they want to cry and cry when they want to laugh.’

Directed by Catherine Exposito, playwright Elliot is joined on stage by an eight-strong cast including James Boal, Taylor Donaldson, Nathan Dunn, Jonathan Durie, Kate Foley-Scott, Cassie Gaughan, Christie Russell-Brown and Lara Wauchope.

Please note, For The Love of Cousins is not suitable for those aged under 18 .

For The Love of Cousins, The Wee Red Bar, Lauriston Place, next Tuesday-Friday, 7.30pm, £10, on the door