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Nick Hern Books, 2004 - Drama - 108 pages

Surrounded by rain, rivers, lochs and floods, three generations of memory and experience ebb and flow through this lyrical play.

No one's day is going to plan. Petal, Missy and Hen are on their way to the island of Iona, looking for a miracle. When their train is halted by floods, they are forced to stay at a B&B by Loch Lomond and contemplate different endings to their adventure. Jim, Guy and Sonny are also at the B&B. Guy is determined to make his own adventure, but Jim and Sonny's experiences make them equally determined to shelter him and stop history repeating.

But what happens when the dreams of the past start to catch up with the present - and shape the future? And how can we learn to dream them better?

Linda McLean's play Shimmer was first staged at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in July 2004.

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About the author (2004)

Linda McLean is a Scottish playwright based in Glasgow. Her plays include Glory on Earth , Every Five Minutes , Any Given Day , Sex & God , strangers, babies , Shimmer , Riddance , One Good Beating , Thingummy Bob , and an adaptation of Alice Munro's The View From Castle Rock for Stellar Quines and the EIBF.Linda was the Creative Fellow at Edinburgh University's Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities in 2011. She was Chair of the Playwrights' Studio, Scotland from 2008-2015, and she is an artistic associate of Magic Theatre, San Francisco.An anthology of her work, translated into French by Sarah Vermande and Blandine Pelissiér, was published in 2015 by Actes Sud-Papiers.

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