Denton and Me
SAM ROWE and MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE in association with SHOWROOM
★★★★ "‘At once fond tribute, self-effacing autobiography and a finely-wrought portrait of love, longing and solitude.’"
1944: Fastidious diarist Denton Welch writes with astonishing honesty about his obsession for reckless land-boy Eric.
2011: A young writer is given the diaries by a family friend and discovers echoes of his own life within.
This multi-layered, stunningly designed show weaves together writer/performer Sam Rowe’s autobiography with the writing of Denton Welch (1915-1948), a fascinating figure in queer and literary history, and favourite of Alan Bennett, William S Burroughs and John Waters.
A powerful, moving and humorous production, in collaboration with Scotland’s most exciting theatrical talent.
Supported by Scottish Government Expo Fund through the 2016 Made in Scotland showcase.
Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe 2016
‘There is humour peppered throughout the performance and Sam moves silkily between playing Denton and playing himself. This was an enthralling 75minutes – highly recommended.’