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Earthquake Weather (1997)

By Godfrey Hamilton

Premiered at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Directed by John Tiffany

Lighting by Douglas Kuhrt

With Mark Pinkosh, Kathryn Howden & Annie-Louise Ross

Maggie, a reclusive ex-pat Scot, perches in her hideaway, her ‘eyrie’, in the Hollywood Hills. Her constant companion and putative ‘gardener’ is distracted Monet Moon, a Tarot reader and local mini-celebrity, who has more cunning designs on her employer’s future than she is willing to divulge. And then comes Angus… a movie producer with a strong desire to bring Maggie back into the unforgiving limelight, and he plans to make a fortune out of it.

But the very earth beneath their feet has grander plans, and a series of unnerving earthquakes begins to rattle the Hills and the benighted inhabitants…

“Sometimes harrowing, often stirring, and always powerfully acted, this is no simple Nineties retelling of Sunset Boulevard. It leaves you with an uplifting sense of achievement.”
–The Scotsman

Originally produced by Andrew Douglas and presented with assistance from the Henry and Dasha Epstein Trust