Vegas Nerve Productions
is bringing the play to Moray
Friday December 1st @ 7.30pm
Universal Hall, Findhorn Ecovillage Community
Because friends & family in the north of Scotland asked to see it, and we're delighted to be able to share it in the beautiful Universal Hall
Adaptation: Enough Already
Inspired by the work of Gabor Maté this is a play for women who do too much and the men who love them. It's a reminder that it's never too late to get in touch with our deeper desires, our repressed intuition and the creative wellspring that resides in all of us... and that doing so may just save us from getting sick. The play asks why women account for 70-80% of autoimmune diseases and questions the relationship between emotions, the roles we're given in life and our mental and physical health.
We explore our attachment to old patterns and outdated mental models that, in the ragged spaces between earning money and the demanding monotony of family life, argue with the growing inner need for authenticity and self-expression. The latter are stymied at every turn by convention and social norms and we see the protagonist wrestling with her desire to break free of these constraints, in the quest for a more meaningful life - and perhaps even a saner world. Live music, both covers and originals, performed by Sabine Ella Mehlberg on guitar and local Scottish musicians, Amalie Brown on drums and Caroline Truslove on bass.
The Journey of Adaptation So Far
First draft "script" created February 19th 2023
Edinburgh Fringe August 14th - 26th 2023
December 1st 2023 coming to Universal Hall, Findhorn Ecovillage
Something possessed me and the play started writing itself between 4-7am most mornings, as well as on trains all across Scotland, particularly on the east coast line, something you will see in the play itself... hard to explain what came over me, but I reached out to Ella, the brilliant musician, Tim the fabulous sound and lighting guy, and John the amazing projectionist and something viable appeared to emerge, despite complete lack of experience in writing, acting or producing.
Oh my God, we're in Edinburgh. What???? Thank God for Nick and Megan and all the crew at the house in Albert Terrace who made the madness of an Edinburgh Fringe completely glorious! What a time-stopping experience being a part of the craziness but with a home base to come back to that was just a haven of "welcome".
And here we are about to take the play "home" to our community in Moray. This play was definitely Made in Scotland! And I'm hoping it will have legs in other parts of the UK... can you help with that?
What Next for Adaptation?
What might 2024 look like for the play...
International Women's Day is fast approaching, March 8th 2024
December 2024... how many people might have experienced it by then?...
Could it be performed regularly in London (since we're here for a bit), Edinburgh or Glasgow as part of the Equity, Diversion and Inclusion movement, bringing a heartfelt, below-the-defences way in to the conversations we most need to have.
Once you've seen the play, I'd love to hear from you as to what you think might be its path forward, out into the world. God knows we need to be doing things differently, whether it's how we do EDI, or how we educate our teenagers about what's ahead for them. Or is it about explaining the impact of social norms on women's health in ways that can lead to unusual conversations that take us to entirely undreamt of outcomes, those that skip the box-ticking and move us towards better ways of being together.
And so I'm inviting you to come to the play in the north of Scotland and then dream into its future together... where does it want to go? What's your role in taking it there? I'm looking for corporate partners and sponsors who like to do things differently and want to see an impact made with their name attached to it. And anyone who knows the London theatre scene... it's a totally new world to me! Thanks if you have connections, ideas, inspiration or anything else you'd like to offer!