I Didn't Always Live Here
By: Stewart Conn (author)Paperback
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"Glasgow, the 1970s. Martha and Amie are old neighbours, trapped in their decaying tenement and cut off from family and friends. With the present closing in and the future uncertain, Martha and Amie's real companions are the past and their memories of ordinary lives peopled by extraordinary characters and their struggles and triumphs. I Didn't Always Live Here is a compassionate and heart-rending journey into the forgotten lives of the dispossessed and elderly, as well as an uplifting journey into the human spirit's capacity to cope with financial hardship and personal loss. I Didn't Always Live Here was first performed at the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow in 1967, directed by Michael Meacham, with Irene Sunters, Rosamond Burne, Anne Kidd and Dermot Tuohy. It was also produced at Dundee Rep in 1973. This production is the English premiere and the first UK production since 1973."
"Stewart Conn's plays include The King, The Burning, The Aquarium, Thistlewood, Play Donkey, Herman and Hugh Miller (both Edinburgh Festival Fringe First winners), By the Pool and Clay Bull. He was Head of Radio Drama for BBC Scotland from 1977 until 1992. He is also an acclaimed poet, and was Edinburgh's first official Makar (Poet Laureate) from 2002-2005. His poetry collections from Bloodaxe include The Luncheon of the Boating Party, Stolen Light: Selected Poems, Ghosts at Cockcrow and most recently The Breakfast Room which won the 2011 SMIT Scottish Poetry Book of the Year Prize. In 2006 he received the Institute of Contemporary Scotland's inaugural Iain Crichton Smith Award for services to literature"
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