The End of Eddy

About The End of Eddy


An Untitled Projects / Unicorn Theatre (London) Production
Based on the book En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule by Édouard Louis
Adapted by Pamela Carter
Directed by Stewart Laing

‘My crime wasn’t doing something. My crime was being something. Being different in a way everyone else could see.’

Born into poverty in an isolated village in rural France, a boy grows up amongst hard men and women living hard and violent lives. Bullied relentlessly for being gay, this is the story of Eddy’s struggle to understand who he is, who he might become, and of his fight to escape.

Written when he was just 21 and combining vivid storytelling with frank reflections on sexuality, class and power, this new stage adaptation of Édouard Louis’s internationally acclaimed autobiographical novel is filled with hope, lust, love and anger.

A co-production between Scotland’s pioneering Untitled Projects’ team – visionary Scottish director, designer Stewart Laing and writer Pamela Carter – and London’s Unicorn Theatre, the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences. The show will premiere at Edinburgh International Festival, then tour across Scotland before its London opening at the Unicorn. Finally it will play at the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Contains explicit sexual references and frequent use of strong language.

The Studio, Edinburgh Festival Theatre (as part of Edinburgh International Festival): 21–26 August 2018
On tour across Scotland, 29 August – 8 September 2018, see below for booking and details.
Unicorn Theatre, London: 13 September – 6 October 2018
Project Arts Centre, Dublin (as part of Dublin Theatre Festival): 9-13 October 2018

En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule
Copyright © 2014, Édouard Louis
All rights reserved
First published by Editions du Seuil in 2014

Show artwork photography by Hugo Glendinning
Cast photography by Graham Michael

Supported by Arts Council England, the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund, and by a Federation of Scottish Theatre Assistant Director Bursary with funding from Creative Scotland.




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