Posted on November 1st, 2018
Today it was announced that the cast for Mouthpiece by Kieran Hurley will be made up of Neve McIntosh (Libby) and Lorn McDonald (Declan). Mouthpiece, a Traverse Theatre production in association with HighTide, is the latest full-length play from the multi-award-winning Kieran Hurley (Heads Up; Beats; Square Go) – an unexpected, darkly comic and at times shocking story of two unlikely lives intertwined. Mouthpiece will be directed by Traverse Theatre’s outgoing Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin.
Libby whiles away her days in New Town cafes and still calls herself a writer – but she’s not put pen to page for years. Declan is a talented young artist struggling with a volatile home life in Pilton. As the two form an uneasy relationship, complicated by class and culture, Libby spots an opportunity to put her writing career back on track, and tell a story that really matters – Declan’s story. It’s a deeply personal look at the different Edinburghs which often exist in ignorance of one another, and examines whether it’s possible to tell someone else’s story without exploiting them along the way.
Following a reading of Mouthpiece at HighTide Festival Aldeburgh this September, we’re incredibly excited for the world premiere production at the Traverse Theatre this December.
Mouthpiece runs at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh from 5 – 22 December 2018.