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Scarlet Sunday (Paperback)

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On a scorching summer's day, art curator Yasmin arrives at an old house in the middle of nowhere. She hopes to shed light on the enigmatic life of the late great artist Ray Blackwood. There she meets Ava, the artist's daughter, who guards a haunting secret intertwined with the mysterious painting "Scarlet Sunday."

Scarlet Sunday is a mesmerising two-hander play that delves into the struggle to reconcile great works of art with the dark deeds of their creators. Can we truly separate their art from their actions? Do we become complicit in their crimes by consuming their art?

Exploring the eerie connection between the "cultification" of celebrity and a culture of abuse, Scarlet Sunday promises an evocative and thought-provoking experience that confronts and challenges. In an age where the cult of celebrity's dark secrets are laid bare, this bold new play delves into the uncomfortable truths behind our obsessions, echoing recent events and reclaiming power for those whose voices are often left out of the narrative.

About the Author

James is an actor and writer from Gloucestershire, now based in London. He studied at the University of Exeter, where his journey as a writer began, writing short plays for student radio. He later trained as an actor at the Guildford School of Acting. He has written two short films: The Ex (as co-writer, 2017, EspectroMX Films) and House Party (for The House Is Now Open, 2020, OSO Arts Centre). In 2020, he co-wrote A Cratchit Christmas Carol for the stage, which was produced by Get Out Of My Space. Scarlet Sunday is James' debut play as a solo playwright.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781911501244
ISBN-10: 1911501240
Publisher: Aurora Metro Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2024
Pages: 80
Language: English