Secrets’ – four star review – April – May 2013

With a four star review for the first of the two plays from National Theatre of Scotland and Oran Mor`s International`A Play, A Pie and A Pint` programme presented by the Institute at the Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh plan an extended lunch-break and make sure you don`t miss out.

`Secrets` 30 April-4 May 2013

By Lin Weiran. Adapted by Rona Munro, Directed by Graeme Maley

An ex-lover shows up on the doorstep of a married woman. He disappeared two years ago without warning and she has built a new life without him. His reappearance threatens to shatter her new existence and rekindle their romance. But first she wants the truth about why he left her.

Tuesday 30 April – Saturday 4 May 2013
Doors open noon, play starts 1pm

To see the review of the above play from its Oran Mor please see

`Thieves and Boy` 14-18 May 2013

By Hao Jingfang. Adapted and directed by Davey Anderson

A darkly comic crime story. Two construction workers turn vigilante, trying to right the wrongs of society by burgling a high ranking, corrupt, government official. However once they get inside it turns out they both have very different ideas about justice.

Tuesday 14 May – Saturday 18 May 2013
Doors open noon, play starts 1pm

These world-premiere plays by contemporary Chinese playwrights, are specially commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland and Oran Mor in partnership with the National Theatre of China.

As cities grow at an astonishing rate and power shifts from one generation to the next,we take a glimpse into the lives of a handful of individuals whose stories paint a portrait of a society in flux.

Inspired by real events, both intimate and political, each play emphasises the tension between public and private lives, the gap between rich and poor, and the dangers of telling lies to ourselves and others.


Tickets INCLUSIVE OF A DRINK AND CHINESE EQUIVALENT OF A PIE(delicious Chinese dumplings known as jiaozi) �12/�10 plus 50p booking fee per ticket for online advance booking. Tickets are on sale at the door from noon on performance dates. Shows start at 1pm and will finish shortly before 2pm.

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For a short video interview with programme curator, Davey Anderson please visit this link:

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Tel: 0131 662 2180