We spoke to Martin at Bruised Sky Theatre about his play Victim, which is joining Follow Suit at the Pleasance Courtyard this August. Here’s what he had to say...
Tell us a bit about your show:
It's a one woman show performed by Louise Beresford from Lead Pencil (BBC, Comedy Central), written and directed by Martin Murphy. It is a new piece of writing set to be published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama in July.
The play is set in a prison and follows the power struggle between an inmate & a guard. The story follows on from our last Edinburgh hit Villain which sold out Underbelly last year, received a range of 5&4 star reviews and was nominated for an offie.
What sort of theatre do you make?
Bruised Sky produce new writing and our work tends to be quite hard hitting with a wider social message but always with a lot of comedy brought out through performance.
What’s the most important thing that theatre should be/do/have?
We believe that theatre should challenge the way an audience thinks and aim to ask the questions viewers maybe do not often confront then let them make their own mind as to what the answer is.
What shows at the fringe are you most looking forward to?
Shows I'm looking forward to at the fringe this year are Good Girl by Naomi Sheldon which we are in association with alongside the Old Red Lion Theatre, A Hundred Different Words For Love by James Rowland, and Dust by Milly Thomas.
Victim is on at the Pleasance Courtyard, The Attic, 2-28th August (excluding 16th) at 2pm.