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In Two Minds

1-25 August 2024 10 Cambridge Street, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED

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Explored through the dynamic of a mother-daughter relationship, In Two Minds is deeply personal, inventive, funny and life-affirming. From writer Joanne Ryan (Lustrum Award winner) and director Sarah Jane Scaife (Beckett sa Chreig: Laethanta Sona) comes a tale of an adult child and parent sharing the same home. Pom Boyd (The Dry) and Karen McCartney (A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings) perform a delicate piece grappling with mental health, love and humanity. In Two Minds finds insight in the darkness, humour in the pain, and tenderness in difficult family dynamics.


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Quietly deft direction…clever, intuitive design…script and performances take flight’ - The Irish Times

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Touching work about mental illness and its impacts…full of heartfelt dignity… this moving work feels utterly authentic’ - Irish Independent

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‘It succeeds excellently…career-defining performance’ - Sunday Independent

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Mother (Pom Boyd) and Daughter (Karen McCartney)

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Actress Karen McCartney performing as Daughter in 'In Two Minds'

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