Three Days’ Time by Kate Reid

The second show in our Edinburgh double-bill of new writing is Kate Reid’s brilliant Three Days’ Time, set in Northern Ireland exploring the relationship between a mother and daughter who haven’t seen one another for years. Inspired by the real life quirks of Kate’s own family and friends, Three Days’ Time will be returning in all it’s revamped glory for the second half of the Fringe! 

Three Days’ Time by Kate Reid , Directed by Gabbie Bird

Dates: 17th -28th August       Venue: C Nova, India Buildings, Edinburgh        Time:TBC

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Some of the strongest student writing I’ve had the pleasure of seeing…

 8/10 – TCS Newspaper

The Play

Dee has not seen her mother for years and has little to nothing in common with her. However after her visit to Ireland ends up with a trip to the police station to pick Mary up, the two are forced to share the same house again. 

No matter how hard we try, and how far we go, our families always manage to pull us back in. Dee realises this whilst trying to unravel the mystery of her puritanical, Northern Irish mother’s arrest at the same time as confronting her beloved father’s recent death.

Over the course of three days, with an array of nosy and mostly well-meaning locals endlessly popping around for tea and Irish levels of whiskey, Dee and Mary  rediscover what they have always loved, and hated, about one another.

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Rose Reade (Dee) and Connie Dent (Mary), ADC Theatre, Cambridge. Photo Credit: Daniel Karaj

Three Days’ Time is clever and quirky, with an air of verisimilitude to which any student who has gone home after a term or two away at school can relate. Kate Reid‘s script moves quickly, compressing Dee’s three-day visit home into an hour-long exploration of the eternal conflict between mothers and daughters, the profound loss experienced by widows, and the way in which family bonds are inescapable. The script provides serious meditation with ample comic relief, never failing to delight. 

4.5/5 Stars – The Tab Cambridge

The Cast

Connie Dent and Rose Reade will be reprising their roles as Mary and Dee as we head to the fringe! We’re looking forward to confirming the rest of the cast very soon….

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