The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Pitlochry Festival Theatre present TENNIS ELBOW by John Byrne in association with Naked Productions Ltd. Our second Sound Stage production, Tennis Elbow will be John Byrne’s first original new play for 13 years and is a follow up to his acclaimed 1977 debut Writer’s Cramp. This bittersweet comedy follows the life and work of a mischievous lost artist, Pamela Crichton-Capers as she tries to make her way in the world.
More Tennis Elbow John Byrne images
TENNIS ELBOW is the first play that John Byrne has written for thirteen years, and is in fact a companion piece to his critically successful Writer’s Cramp, first staged at the Edinburgh ...
Tennis Elbow review – rambunctious ride through an awful artist’s life. Available online. In a twist on John Byrne’s debut Writer’s Cramp, this is a fast-paced spoof hagiography of pulpy ...
The catholic education and relationships forged by girls at that time underpin a series of unfortunate events in John Byrne’s new work. The distaff side of ‘Writer Cramp’ it explores the life of Pamela Crichton Capers, the estranged wife of Francis Seneca McDade, the protagonist of Byrne’s earlier comedy of 1977.
Playwright John Byrne Tennis Elbow cast The latest audio drama from Pitlochry and the Lyceum's new online platform SoundStage is a story within a story, a writer writing about writing, as Maureen Beattie's narrator tells the life story of the late writer and artist Pamela Crichton-Capers (Kirsty Stuart) to the Nitshill Writing Circle, is brought to life in flashbacks.
Byrne’s writing style is, as Stuart observes, instantly recognisable. We can identify it almost immediately, just as we can pinpoint the distinctive style of a sculptor like Henry Moore or a painter like, well, John Byrne. Tennis Elbow is streamed on the Sound Stage platform, April 30 to May 8: pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com
The cast of Tennis Elbow. For the latest instalment of Sound Stage, The Slab Boys’ John Byrne revisits his debut play in an audio comedy that feels destined for staged performance.
Tennis Elbow Playwright: John Byrne. Part disguised autobiography, part mischievous satire, part complete flight of fancy, Tennis Elbow is both a sequel to Writer’s Cramp and a re-working. Possibly the best parallel is to say that this stands in relation to the original in the same way Mary Poppins Returns does to the first film.
John Byrne’s anticipated audio play Tennis Elbow has been a story 44 years in the making. A follow-up to his 1977 Edinburgh Festival hit Writer’s Cramp, Tennis Elbow premiered on Pitlochry ...