Alan Rutland’s flat out driving and delivering at all hours of the day. His daughter Erin has the biggest day of her life in St Giles Cathedral. He’s determined to be there this time, though. At any cost.
Liam’s landed in Auld Reekie on a whim off the back of a holiday romance. As the ephemeral warmth of the south soon becomes the eternal frozen north, he debates whether he’s made the wrong decision at massive cost.
Maureen’s mind is not what it once was. She’s in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people and forgetting things. When a visitor arrives out of the blue to go for a walk, she learns it takes only one person to bring it all flooding back.
In a city becoming increasingly sanitised, gentrified and compromised, ‘Athens of The North’ is an episodic love letter to Edinburgh and her people written and performed by Edinburgh actor and 2022 LAMDA graduate Mark Hannah.
It makes its debut at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith prior to a four-night run across the height of the Fringe. It’s a back to basics, old school Edinburgh show evocative of an archaic and purer August in the city of the past.