Hope and Joy
By: Ellie Stewart
Directed by: Caitlin Skinner
Co-produced by: Stellar Quines and Pearlfisher
In association with: Cumbernauld Theatre
With support from: Creative Scotland National Lottery
Hope’s labour is unusual and uneggspected. Happily, nothing fazes Joy, the hospital cleaner, who helps Hope escape.
When Joy is sacked from her job, she moves in with Hope and her swan-boy son, Magnus. Their lives collide in chaos, Hope is learning to love, Magnus is learning to fly, and Joy is in an unhelpful relationship with a goldfish. Can they survive this shifting world?
A deeply original play that explores love and loss in a changing environment, using bold visuals and strong physical elements to imagine a Scotland in a time much like ours, but not quite.