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There’s something particularly alluring about a good glass of red wine, the smell, the taste, and that warm feeling of an embrace as you drink it down. In his directorial debut, Marcus Brigstocke presents The Red at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, a piece he originally penned for radio but decants beautifully to the stage. Benedict is an alcoholic, who has been sober for twenty-five years, who on the day of his father’s funeral finds himself in the old man’s wine cellar reading a letter from his recently deceased dad. This two-hander goes on to form a conversation between father and son that puts a moral dilemma firmly at the forefront. Benedict and his father are played by real life father... Full story

16 August