Kath Mattock hosts our next play reading group. We will explore the play The End of Eddy. Based on the book En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule by Édouard Louis, and adapted for the stage by Pamela Carter.
We will send you a copy of the play to read before the session. Don’t worry if you don’t have time to read it beforehand, as we will read sections of the play aloud together over Zoom, explore ideas and characters in the play, and have a chat about it together.
Thanks to Unicorn Theatre and Pamela Carter for use of the script.
DATE: Wednesday 17 March
TIME: 12.30 – 2.30 pm
VENUE: Online via Zoom (sign in details will be sent once you have booked)
COST: Our online workshops are £10 per session. For those on a low income, it’s Pay What You Decide
About the play
Born into poverty in an isolated village in rural France, a boy grows up amongst hard men and women living hard and violent lives. Bullied relentlessly for being gay, this is the story of Eddy’s struggle to understand who he is, who he might become, and of his fight to escape.
Written when he was just 21 and combining vivid storytelling with frank reflections on sexuality, class, and power, this new stage adaptation of Édouard Louis’s internationally acclaimed autobiographical novel is filled with hope, lust, love, and anger.
Contains explicit sexual references and frequent use of strong language.
About Kath Mattock
Kath started as a Director in theatre, moving into script editing and then producing and directing for TV. Her TV work includes Adult Material (Channel 4), The Queen’s Sister (Channel 4), Murder (BBC 2), and The Trial (Channel 4), she’s won two Baftas and been nominated for a series of awards. She’s a Brighton resident and passionate about new writing.