Unrequited Edinburgh Play Leads to Homeless Give and Take

News   Unrequited Edinburgh Play Leads to Homeless Give and Take A play about the effect of homelessness has become involved with a real life tragedy.

A play about the effect of homelessness has become involved with a real life tragedy. Angus Grant's drama, Love Unrequited, in which he stars, is about a Falklands veteran who's sucked into a downward spiral of addiction and destitution and ends up living rough on the streets. The play draws on extensive interviews and research that Angus Grant carried out and, as reported in The Scotsman, an article about the play led to him being approached by a homeless man, known only as James, who thanked him on several occasions for drawing attention to the plight of people in his situation.

James died shortly after, and as a reaction to this, free tickets have been offered to the homeless to see the play, whose message has been proved to be particularly relevant to real life.

— by Paul Webb Theatrenow