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Lucas is on the case and it's magical.

Byline: | STEVE HENDRY

An ordinary man who has a chance encounter with a stranger who may be God is the focus of new production The Rise and Inevitable Fall of Lucas Petit.

The show, which opened at Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling before going on a tour of Scotland, looks at the life of a man who seemed content with the excitement of a weekly trip to the B&Q cafe.

But everything is thrown into chaos when he encounters "a superior being", complete with a magical briefcase, and ends up having brushes with organised crime and disorganised religion.

The 21st century fable comes from the pen of award-winning writer and director Andy McGregor. who also wrote Vinyl Idol and Love 2.0.

He said: "Lucas Petit has been in my head since 2010 when, as a student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, I staged an early version of the show. Although it was the first play I wrote for adults, it was positively received and contains elements that feature at the heart of my work today - dark humour, heightened physicality, original music and a deep distrust of superior beings with magical briefcases.

"Six years later and Lucas is still in my head, so I'm delighted to be working with Macrobert Arts Centre and Showroom to bring his story to the stage." | The Rise and Inevitable Fall of Lucas Petit is at Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, tomorrow and Tuesday; Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock, near Glasgow, on Wednesday; East Kilbride Arts Centre, Thursday; Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, Friday; The Brunton, Musselburgh, on Saturday. For more info see www.sleepingwarriortheatre.com

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Sep 18, 2016
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