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Saturday, August 13, 2022

National Theatre of Scotland's rehearsed reading of Holding/Holding On

Time: 1pm to 2pm

A powerful work where care, class and poverty meet.

£8/£6*/ £6/£4 (*limited ticket offer for rehearsed reading and the post-panel debate)


Join this rehearsed reading scripted by Nicola McCartney in collaboration with care experienced people and those within the care system. A powerful work where care, class and poverty meet. It examines what care really means in contemporary Scotland and asks: what if instead of ever more complicated systems we can increase support, compassion and love?

Directed by Claire Lamont and performed by Maureen Carr, Daniel Cahill, Callum Cuthbertson, Brooklyn Melvin, Yolanda Kettle and Neshla Caplan.

We recommend staying for the related panel discussion that follows this reading, called 'Care, love and understanding?'. You can purchase a discounted combo ticket for both events, or separate tickets for each.

In partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland.


All Scottish Parliament event locations:

  • are accessible by lift or level access, and venues are accessible to wheelchair users
  • welcome guide dogs or other assistance dogs

Some venues are fitted with induction loop facilities.

Please contact us in advance if you have any access requirements.  

Further information on accessibility at the Scottish Parliament.

British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation and electronic notetaking is available at this event. 

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Care, love and understanding?

Time: 2:15pm - 3:30pm

Join the post-performance discussion for the National Theatre of Scotland’s rehearsed reading, Holding/Holding On, that explores the way society treats and views young people and adults in the Scottish care system.

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