THE 900 CLUB
Photo: Matt Cawrey
Five years after the death of their friend, Emily, Avery, Fi and Mac reunite to celebrate his memory. They take the 900 Megabus from Glasgow to Edinburgh where there is no escaping old memories – hilarious, heartbreaking or otherwise. Finally ready to confront each other, themselves, and the past, the four estranged friends get together for a reprise of their annual camping trip. Join them on their journey and eavesdrop on the sometimes heartwarming, often awkward reunion of the foursome.
The 900 Club takes the long view on grief, guilt, and friendship. The show challenges how we deal with mental illness and our memories of the dead.
"[T]his contemporary perspective on mental health and supporting one another through crises does not shy away from the reality of human failings and foibles, nor our capacity to love each other despite them."
SG Fringe, *****
"The 900 Club is the kind of show that will make you want to check up on an old friend and build bridges with people who you may have lost a connection with."
The Wee Review, ****
"This powerful tale of grief, loss and the strains of friendship will last long in the memory."
The Sunday Post, ****
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The 900 Club is the second full-length spoken word theatre show created by Ross McFarlane, Ellen Renton, Shannon O"Neill and Bibi June, and their first production under the name 'In The Works'. It was created in early 2018. It is a character piece that blends minimalistic theatre and Scottish performance poetry. The show debuted at the Scottish Poetry Library as part of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. It has since been performed as part of UNCON 2.0 at Perth Theatre, the To Absent Friends festival in Glasgow, and was performed on a bus as part of UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 2019 and Festival of Audacity in Birmingham.