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By Frances Poet
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781839040276, 80 pages, August 2021


Gaynor's got to leave the house if she wants to meet her newborn grand-daughter. Stillness has been the only way to deal with her chronic pain but now it's time to move.

Gilly's not sure what her dying dad is feeling but she knows, from experience, that it's best not to Google it.

Dougie and Ciara have spent their last NCT class preparing for the labour pains ahead, but now it's time for one last night on the dance floor.

And then there's Mick, who wakes up on Portobello Beach in the early hours of the morning with two gold rings in his pocket. He can't remember what they're for but he knows it's something important. He'll work out what if only his old pal, Pat, will stop buying him drinks…

Five Edinburgh souls stagger towards each other and are transformed. Full of tenderness and humour, Frances Poet's play Still is a cathartic story of life, loss and joy. 


"A powerful play about the ways in which people confront impending death... sensitively written... a play of great understanding."

- The Stage

"Presents the complexities of human grief and pain."

- The Skinny