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Educating Ronnie

In 2002, Joe went on a gap year in Uganda, to visit an aunt who was working for a charity. Amidst the six-week blur of safaris, white-water rafting and orphanages, Joe made friends with Ronnie…Six months later, back in Manchester, Joe got a text: 'Brother I want to stay in School. Can you help? Ronnie x'

 

An extraordinary true story performed by Joe himself. Educating Ronnie takes place over a decade: 4000 miles apart and thousands of pounds invested. It explores the murky processes behind bettering oneself in Uganda and how good intentions can easily become guilty burdens.

 

Produced by macrobert and Utter in association with HighTide Festival Theatre Part of the Made In Scotland Showcase. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

 

 

Theatre Run

High Tide Festival, Suffolk, 6th May (work in progress reading)

Imaginate festival, Edinburgh, 12th May (work in progress reading)

Edinburgh festival 2012, 1st - 26th August, Assembly Three at George Square

 

 

Credits

Direction and Dramaturgy by Gareth Nicholls

Performed and Written by Joe Douglas

Music composed by Michael-John McCarthy

Video Design by Tim Ried

Set Design by Lisa Sangster

Reviews

“an honest and stellar performance”

- EdinburghGuide

“remarkable and unforgettable”

- The New Current

“as thought-provoking as they come”

- The Independent

“a beautiful, quiet eloquence”

- The Scotsman

“a fascinating story”

- What's On Stage

“a beautiful production”

- The British Theatre Guide

 

“a gift of a story…far richer than anything he could have made-up”

- The List

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