Fri 2nd – Sat 24th Aug 2013


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Bote Productions


Bafta-winning Scottish playwright Glenn Chandler creator of TV’S Taggart brings, for the first time to the stage Angus Stewart’s beautiful yet controversial novel SANDEL to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Adapted for the stage by Glenn Chandler, Stewarts 1960s cult novel, SANDEL tells the story of a romance between a nineteen year old Oxford undergraduate, David Rogers, and fourteen year old choirboy, Antony Sandel.

Set in 1960’s, the affair is severely compromised further when David is sent down from Oxford only to find himself employed as a teacher at the choir school Sandel attends. Breaching conventions and defying the law, the two continue their relationship, one fraught with danger and drama, yet one that is also tender and uplifting.

Extremely provocative in the age it was written, it was described then in The Times as “surprisingly beautiful” and by the New Statesman as “passionate and pure”. Of the piece Glenn Chandler says “Sandel is a thought-provoking piece of drama made even more relevant by today’s climate and I have no doubt that it will provoke fierce debate. However, in the novel of Sandel we have an excellent piece of writing which deserves to be adapted for the stage so that it can be heard and seen by all”.

Admission: £10(£9) – £12(£10)

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