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(UN)LOVABLE

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not so nice! are proud to present a brand new scratch night performance designed to showcase local theatre makers in Edinburgh. the stimulus of the project is '(un)lovable'. as Valentine's Day fast approaches, we know that this day brings a lot of joy and hope to those that are loved by someone. but what about those who aren't loved? What about those who don't feel loved? What about those that don't want to be loved? Where's the day of celebration for them?! we tasked five playwright to explore what it means to be 'unlovable'.

watch the trailer

Film created by

elbahi studios

music written by

will evans

Music arranged by

Alfred rome

read the review

we got five stars!

'[Un]lovable A Scratch Night Performance by Not so Nice! Theatre company is one hundred percent loveable. Each of the five scratch theatre pieces were deftly crafted: the writing was thoughtful and witty; set design simple yet apt; costumes spot on; lighting simple and the quality of acting perfectly matched the rigor of the black box.'

north west end uk

here are the five pieces performed...

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it's always a sad song

cREATIVE tEAM

wRITTEN BY
will 
Evans

dIRECTED BY
mATTHEW aTTWOOD


pERFORMED by
grace baker and will evans

odaire: sysiphus rex

cREATIVE tEAM

wRITTEN BY 
Oliver giggins

dIRECTED BY
mATTHEW aTTWOOD & grace baker

pERFORMED by
grant Ritchie and lewis aitken

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genesis etc

cREATIVE tEAM

wRITTEN BY 
Alistair Maxwell

dIRECTED BY
grace baker

pERFORMED by
Eleanor Tate

in me

cREATIVE tEAM

wRITTEN By
wren brian 


dIRECTED BY
Eleanor tate

pERFORMED by
grace baker & grant Ritchie

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under the bed

cREATIVE tEAM

wRITTEN By
kira mason 

dIRECTED BY
matthew Attwood

pERFORMED by
grace baker & Eleanor tate

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director

Matthew Attwood

in this production, not so nice! is providing a platform to five emerging playwrights to explore what it means to be 'unlovable' and how this label can impact a person endeavouring to find what society deems as 'love'. as a director of three pieces in this production, the process of working with emerging creatives to explore this topic and the individual themes in each piece has been fantastic. we found that the wants or needs for connection/intimacy are not just confined to romantic relationships. These topics are relatable to all in terms of self acceptance and combating the negative thoughts we feel when we are isolated from our loved ones and the wider world. Audiences will be able to connect to the human stories that ground these pieces and vulnerably share what it means to be in or to find love. 

in this scratch night I really wanted to delve into what it means to feel un-wanted, un-worthy and un-interested when it comes to the notion of love. 

love is something that many of us crave, or long to give. But what happens when our wants and needs aren't heard?

in 5 vignettes we explore different versions of what it could mean to be 'unlovable' whilst posing the question - is anyone really unlovable to the core? What happens to those who just don't want to be loved? find out by joining us on the 11th of 
February, for our anti-valentine's day performance of (un)lovable.

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director

grace baker

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director

Eleanor tate

(un)lovable is such an exciting project to be a part of because it shines a light on the difficulties that everybody faces, both with them selves and others, when trying to find a partner for life.

I am directing 'in me' by wren Brian and the theme I wanted to draw on was trust. what happens when trust is broken? when the person you thought you knew was a lie? can that trust ever be repaired? theses are questions I believe we can all relate to because everyone has felt that sting of betrayal.

and when that betrayal is unearthed... is love enough?

director's notes

meet the creatives

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playwright

will evans

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playwright

Oliver giggins

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playwright

Alistair Maxwell

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playwright

wren Brian

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playwright

kira mason

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actor

lewis aitken

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actor

grant Ritchie

director

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actor

will evans

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actor

grace baker

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actor

Eleanor tate

show photos

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photography by

leeloo Moreau

feilian du

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