Siege Perilous present Suspicious Minds at GRV
- Allan Radcliffe
- 14 May 2010
It may be 33 years since Elvis shuffled off his mortal coil, but his sequinned spirit lives on, making regular appearances in theatre, film and cabaret. The King haunts the latest piece of new writing brought to the stage by Edinburgh-based theatre company Siege Perilous. Suspicious Minds, by emerging writer Caroline Dunford, focuses on the tangled personalities of four friends, moving between past and present to explore the notion that who we are as adults is shaped by who we were as children. Dunford, who is a member of the Crime Writers Association, has spun her yarn in the form of a mystery, and with sex, drugs, rock’n’roll and the death of a life-log Elvis fan thrown into the mix for good measure, a compelling night of theatre is on the cards.
The play marks the culmination of a successful launch year for Siege Perilous. Having staged a number of well-received plays in 2009, the company has received the boost of a funding award from Arts & Business. It couldn’t have come at a better time in the company’s development, according to artistic director Andy Corelli. ‘It will enable the company to put on a programme of five shows this year and help sustain low ticket prices to encourage a wider cross section of the community to see live theatre,’ he says.
The GRV, Edinburgh, Tue 25–Sat 29 May