Home Hindrance is new site-specific theatre piece and web-based film performed in a flat at the top of a Glasgow tower block. Only six people will be allowed in the audience each night, making for an intimate and intense night out as they are led through the flat, finding a different character in each room. This emotionally compelling piece weaves together such diverse themes as chronic sickness, soft porn magazines, weird Japanese food and Abba’s ‘SOS’.
In Home Hindrance, life at the top of a Glasgow tower block becomes melded with life on board the international space station, which can be seen on clear nights from the bedroom window. The play takes a semi-autobiographical look at the writer’s own experience of living with a chronically sick partner for the last five years. At the same time, the piece investigates the degree to which any story is ‘based on truth’ and the ethics of telling stories about the lives of others. Oh, it’s a love story too.