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“My first drink seemed to unlock something. I threw up, went home, woke up with a stinking hangover the next morning and thought, ‘that was fantastic, when are we doing it again’?”

Meet the woman who finds herself urinating off the top of the Scott Monument in Edinburgh. The man who nearly burns down a stranger’s kitchen. The mother who almost beats her son to death in a drunken rage. Scripted entirely from interviews with recovering addicts – including the writer – Blackout is the honest, brutal, uplifting and darkly comic story of alcoholics, and of their recovery.
Written by Mark Jeary
Presented by New Room Theatre in association with Showroom
Supported by Creative Scotland.
We suggest an age suitability of 14+. The piece contains some strong language and subject matter which some may find distressing.

★★★★★ “Outstanding… Sharp, painfully funny dialogue.”

LONDON THEATRE

★★★★ “Stories of euphoria, hedonism, recklessness and violence come thick and fast, shaken and stirred. Never less than dynamic.”

SCOTSMAN

★★★★ “I promise you that you will not be disappointed or fail to be enlightened.”

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SHOW, FRINGE REVIEW

★★★★ “Devastating accuracy… A compelling piece”

ALL EDINBURGH THEATRE

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