A Slow Air

Written and Directed by David Harrower

Presented by Tron Theatre Company

Following its New York transfer, and a sold out run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival, Olivier Award-wining playwright David Harrower brings his latest critically acclaimed production to London.

‘Spellbinding’ The Times

‘A compelling production’ Time Out

‘Utterly fascinating’ Evening Standard

‘Quietly gripping’ Metro

  ‘Harrower writes so vividly and with such romantic faith in the power of family and community, he makes a simple scenario riveting. The Guardian

‘The ground this play covers, and digs into, is immense.’ CRITICS’ CHOICE The New York Times

Morna works as a cleaner for well-off families in Edinburgh. She spends her time drinking mostly, attempting affairs and trying to work out the mind of her 20-year-old son with whom she shares her Dalry flat. Athol, her elder brother by 2 years, moved to the West of Scotland years ago with his wife Evelyn. The owner of a floor tiling company, with two grown up children, he’s proud of his hard-won achievements.

Like any brother and sister they have fond and not-so fond memories of their upbringing, differing views on their parents and definite opinions about each other. But Morna and Athol haven’t spoken a word to each other in fourteen years…

When Morna’s son Joshua travels west to make contact with Athol he sets off, for all of them, a remarkable and life-changing series of events.

David Harrower is the author of several plays and adaptations, including Knives in Hens, Kill the Old, Torture Their Young and the Olivier-Award winning Blackbird.

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Support Our Capital Project

Tue 8 May 2012 - Sat 2 Jun 2012

£14 Mon 8pm, Midweek Mats
£20 Tues - Fri, Sat 4pm
£24 Sat 8pm

Allocated Seating: The theatre auditorium is unreserved seating. For a small additional charge, you can reserve on of the 40 allocated seats.

Midweek Mats at 2pm
Weds 16 & 23 May

Weekend Mats at 4pm

Press Night: Thurs 10 May, 7pm

Running Time: 82 mins (no interval)



Director: David Harrower
Designer: Jessica Brettle
Lighting Designer: Dave Shea
Daniel Padden

Lewis Howden
Susan Vidler