Opium Eater by Andrew Dallmeyer
It's Edinburgh, 1820, and Thomas De Quincey, the flawed English man of letters and laudanum addict, sits shivering in his dingy lodgings beneath a Grassmarket brothel. Driven by demons from without and within, he scribbles desperately to meet a deadline which has already passed, and waits on his simple-minded servant Willie to bring him the laudanum he craves.
By turns electrifying, richly comic and deeply moving, this is an utterly compelling portrait of a bizarre and symbiotic relationship.
"The wonderful mastery of image in the author's work is reflected in the dialogue"
"...combines an exuberant eccentricity with a genuine passion for words and a powerful economy of expression"
"...one of the best things I have ever seen in fringe theatre"
Martin Cropper, The Times
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