Emergence: Two Brand New Plays For The Theatre

08 Jul 2020

Produced by Mull Theatre


Two brand new plays for the theatre, staged and filmed for a digital run.

Directed by Beth Morton

We are delighted to reveal our autumn production Emergence which will be made up of two brand new short plays by exciting writers from Scotland, to be shared with audiences digitally. These special plays explore themes of understanding - of both ourselves and each other, and of opening our hearts and minds. They are intimate human stories inspired by change, connectivity, and the world we’ve been living in over the last few months.

Conceived by Beth Morton Emergence will be made and presented in a specific new way for audiences to enjoy at home and harnesses an opportunity to be bold in our creativity, making something that feels of its time as we find our feet again in a changed world. The Emergence plays will be rehearsed, directed, staged and filmed at Mull Theatre for digital presentation unique to its own cross-medium platform that embraces a hybrid theatre-film format with intimate storytel-ling and theatre at the core.

Audiences can look forward to buying tickets and seeing these new plays in October as part of a two week digital run, with more details about the two plays, our team of makers, including cast and writers, and dates to be revealed over the coming weeks and months, as well as some special pre-production insights. 

A statement from Beth Morton on Emergence:
“We are living through unique and unpredictable times that have impacted the lives of everyone, and with theatres remaining dark for a prolonged period it’s important for many reasons that we find new ways of coming together to continue celebrating the need for theatre and what it does in connecting people. Mull Theatre wants to celebrate theatre, provide opportunities for artists to cre-ate new work, engage and inspire our audiences and community in a meaningful way, and make high quality productions in response to the world. Emergence is our commitment to upholding these values through these times, making and connecting in a new way as we start thinking about slowly turning the lights back on.”