BBC Radio 3/Catherine Bailey Productions– ‘Side Effects’

Written by Morna Pearson, Directed by Lorne Campbell, Music by Pippa Murphy

September 2009 BBC Radio 3

This startling new play by an award-winning young Scottish writer explores the relationship between 15-year-old Rachel and her 17-year-old cousin; a relationship based on the desire for escape from their empty lives in rural Aberdeenshire.

Rachel’s life is transformed, root and branch, when she swallows an apple pip and discovers a new way of living. New young Scots acting talents,Ashley Smith and Gary Collins, star as the lovers in a play directed by Traverse Theatre Edinburgh associate Lorne Campbell.with music by Pippa Murphy