Bringing an Award-Winning Show Back to the Fringe: Paul Levy talks to Kirsty Green and Lee Bainbridge about Heroin(e) for Breakfast








Paul Levy talks to actors Kirsty Green and Lee Bainbridge about Philip Stokes’s Heroin(e) for Breakfast which is back at the Fringe after a ten-year break (Read our review of the piece back in 2019). The play, originally brought by Horizon Arts is now in the hands of new company King Brilliant Theatre. Updated by the writer, but covering ground still as relevant today as back in 2009.

“Can heroin put the Great back in Britain? Three flatmates battle Marilyn Monroe, cultural identity and snowflake mediocrity to save us all! In 2009 Philip Stokes’ ***** (Scotsman, Sunday Telegraph, Fest) award-winning play exploded at the Edinburgh Fringe. Now ten years later, its original creative team reunite to revisit the play in a new production where today its prophecy and warning has become a reality. ‘Quite astonishingly accomplished, so beautifully written, that it takes one’s breath away’ **** (Sunday Telegraph). ‘An astonishingly intelligent piece of work’ ***** (Fest).”

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