"Emotional impact sneaking into your subconscious by stealth through what at first seems like straight descriptive narrative."
Keith Bruce, The Herald
"Storytelling that grips as the fortunes and misfortunes of two men, Anthony and Michael, unfold."
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Bloom stemmed from Vocal Point's work in the Glasgow City Mission soup kitchen over 10 months during 2013-14. It gives a voice to two individuals from the kitchen, recounting tales shared during evening meals. It is a frank, unflinching insight into the causes, stages and cyclic nature of homelessness.
After a succesful run at Glasgow's Gilmorehill Theatre, Bloom was part of the Underbelly's 2014 Edinburgh Festival line up. It was met with widespread critical acclaim, recommended as one of The Guardian's Picks for the Fringe and featured on STV's highlights of the festival. Bloom then transferred to Athens' Gazarte.
'Mira's dad works abroad too much. Luke's father had too many kids to do that. Beth's almost not here thanks to her dad. And Steven reckons his wanted him gone too.'
A site-specific production exploring father-child relationships.
Staged in a Glasgow property in 2014.
THE BRAINS OF THE FAMILY
'Ernie was the joker of the household. He always wanted to be the entertainer.'
Two sisters struggle to grasp the discovery of their brother's bipolar disorder. As they weigh up the diagnosis, Pat and Chelle find their relationship crumbling.
Presented at Glasgow's Cottiers Theatre in 2013.