In The Works

Founded by Bibi June, Ross McFarlane, Ellen Renton and Shannon O”Neill, 'In The Works' is a Scottish spoken word theatre company. Our work tackles complex topics through engaging, narrative theatre shows which are rooted in Scottish performance poetry. Our first spoken word theatre show, ‘A Matter of Time’, played at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 and Hidden Door 2018. It was longlisted for the ‘Best Collaborative Work’ Saboteur award. Our second show, ‘The 900 Club’, will debut at the Scottish Poetry Library during the Fringe 2018. ‘In The Works’ was recently awarded a ‘Disrupter’ grant from The Hunter Foundation.

The 900 Club

‘The 900 Club’ is a spoken word theatre show: a narrative character piece that blends minimalistic theatre and Scottish performance poetry. It takes the long view on grief, guilt, and friendship, and challenges how we deal with mental illness and our memories of the dead.

Five years after the death of their friend, Emily, Avery, Fiona and Mac reunite to commemorate him. They take the 900 Megabus from Glasgow to Edinburgh, where there is no escaping old memories – hilarious, heartbreaking or otherwise. Finally ready to confront each other, themselves, and the past, the four estranged friends get together for a reprise of their annual camping trip. Join them on their bus journey and eavesdrop on the sometimes heartwarming, often awkward reunion of the foursome.


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