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M I N E 

Brighton Fringe Festival 

'Mine' made its debut at Brighton Fringe Festival 2017 and received another cracking ★★★★ review from Broadway Baby. Read here

See what our audiences thought:

 ‘Very moving performance! Spine tingling, extremely well written and thought provoking storyline. Superb acting’

 ‘An enthralling production. Mesmerising storytelling and acting. I will be thinking about this production long after it has finished’  

‘Wonderful- both script and performance. Such a trenchant, powerful story about demonization, media and motherhood’


In August 2016 Put The Book Down made their Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut with a searing new one-woman play.

She loves him. Isn’t that what parents do? She does love him. She doesn’t really have much choice. She’s loved him for about seventeen years now. Then they tell her what he’s done. Is it still possible to love someone like that?

Put The Book Down present their first scripted play by Doug Deans. When a child commits the most hideous of crimes, there’s one voice often disregarded. The parents. Taking its cue from news reports and interviews with the parents of young criminals, Mine is an intense examination of what a parent has to overcome when their child does what cannot be forgiven. The play follows the story of an unnamed woman, awaiting her son’s return from a party on new year’s eve. When the police knock on her door at 3am, when she hears what he’s done, when she reads his confession, when she has to make a statement to the news, what does she do? What can she do?

Since the run in Edinburgh began the show picked up a lot of media attention. The play was not only gifted three 4 star reviews it was also listed in The Scotsman's 'Top rated shows at the Edinburgh Festivals 2016'  Following this the run was extended for a further 5 performances.

A link to the reviews can  be found here:

The Scotsman ★★★★

Broadway Baby ★★★★

A Younger Theatre ★★★★

Fringe Guru ★★★