With the Edinburgh International Film Festival launching on Wednesday 18 June, the Traverse Theatre have published details of three performed reading events taking place from Saturday 21 – Tuesday 24 June:
- Heritage by Nicola McCartney on Saturday 21 June (2.30pm) – Nicola McCartney’s own adaptation of her hit stage play for the big screen. Set in Canada in 1914, Sarah McCrea and her family leave Ulster behind to try to carve out a new existence. But her growing friendship with new neighbour Michael Donaghue brings home that old battles are being fought on new territory.
- The Darkest Hour by David Greig on Sunday 22 June (2.30pm) – David Greig’s new original screenplay is a darkly comic love story about a fading hit-man in a provincial town who, having accidentally saved the life of a suicidal young woman, decides it’s his duty to keep her alive despite her best efforts to the contrary.
- Poor Things by Alasdair Gray on Tuesday 24 June (1.30pm) – Alasdair Gray’s own adaptation of his award-winning novel set in Victorian Glasgow. The tale of two student doctors who transplant new organs and new life into a female cadaver to create the ‘perfect’ woman, Bella – wild, sexually precocious and intellectually inquisitive… but dangerously insatiable.
Tickets are £6.50 (£5.20) and can be booked through the EIFF on 0131 623 8030 or on the EIFF website.