MANIC STREET CREATURE
Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh: 3 – 28 August 2022
Book, Music & Lyrics: MAIMUNA MEMON
Director: KIRSTY PATRICK WARD
Director: BILL BUCKHURST
Sound Designers: ROB BETTLE & SAM CLARKSON
Lighting Designer: ZOE SPUR
A co-production with
Manic Street Creature, created by Maimuna Memon, is a semi-autobiographical, concept album musical following the journey of a young woman called Ria, and the curse of her own compassion.
Winner of a Fringe First Award from The Scotsman, The Stage's Edinburgh Award and the 2022 Mental Health Fringe Award.
Love, lust and late nights collide in a musical rollercoaster,
taking the audience through the euphoria and distress
of two people dealing with their own and each other's mental health.
Ria is working with her band to complete a new album – songs charting the
rise and fall of a recent relationship.
But the more Ria progresses, the more she’s drawn back to the darkness of her troubled past,
until we’re not sure where memory ends and reality begins.