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Theatre

Can the Scots really be as small-minded, mistrustful and chippy as Spoiling suggests?

Plus: the Scots dialect shouldn’t put you off The Flouers o’Edinburgh at the Finborough Theatre that uses suspense and surprise reversals to great effect

13 September 2014

9:00 AM

13 September 2014

9:00 AM

Spoiling

Theatre Royal, Stratford East, until 13 September

The Flouers o’Edinburgh

Finborough Theatre, until 27 September

Referendum fever reaches Stratford East. Spoiling, by John McCann, takes us into the corridors of power in Holyrood shortly after a triumphant Yes vote. We meet a foul-mouthed bruiser named Fiona whose strident views and vivid language have propelled her into the public eye during the referendum battle. Her reward is Scotland’s foreign ministry.

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