Iris Playtext

By Alison Carr

Iris is gone, and Julie has the mother of all hangovers. No one’s touched the buffet, there’s a big gap on the wall where a mirror’s fallen off and something is stinking the place out.

Julie and Ruby are sisters coming to terms with the death of formidable matriarch Iris who still manages to control their lives from beyond the grave. On the night of the funeral, Julie gets off with Gerry, the crime scene cleaner. Maybe that’ll help. It doesn’t.

When their mother’s unusual bequest unearths a story that leaves some indelible marks, something more than a deep clean is needed.

Iris is a heady cocktail of caustic humour and tender pathos from the writer of the hit 2015 Edinburgh show The Soaking Of Vera Shrimp (“achingly beautiful and utterly compelling” **** The Telegraph) and Fat Alice (“Carr sustains the bold premise through the vividness of her writing” **** The Times).

Alison Carr was a winner of the 40th Anniversary Live Theatre Bursary in 2013 and is a member of the Traverse 50 group of writers. Iris is her first full length commission for Live Theatre.