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I Hope Your Flowers Bloom

By Raymond Wilson. Presented by All Those Figs

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Festival

2nd- 27th of August 2023 

A story of ancient plants and modern relationships.

Flitting between romantic obsession and botanical description, this semi-autobiographical piece by Raymond Wilson offers a raw, moving and genuinely humorous exploration of healthy masculinity, self-worth and working-class access to nature.

Through his friendship with Flo and her modern nomadic lifestyle, Raymond attempts to escape the greyness of the Glasgow scheme into Scotland’s natural world, with some unflinching self-reflection along the way.

Writer / Performer Raymond Wilson

Director Fiona Mackinnon

Producer All Those Figs- Emma Collins

Set Designer James Johnson
Lighting Design Maria Macdonald

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Under the direction of Fiona Mackinnon, the form of the piece comes together beautifully" 

The Scotsman 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"What’s most striking about the show – huge credit here to director Fiona Mackinnon – is how theatrically simple it is. ...

This sense of restraint allows the prose to shine through brilliantly. It must be one of the purest, most unaffected storytelling hours at the fringe, and all the more effective for it."
The Stage

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "whimsically superb piece of storytelling theatre: simply gorgeous."
Corr Blimey

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I left uplifted, reminded that the healing available in the natural world should be available to all of us."
Broadway Baby

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"Raymond’s powerful words take us on a journey far from the Scottish Storytelling Centre." 
Ed Fest Mag

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- The Wee Review
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- The Quinntessential Review
- AllEdTheatre

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