Mon 8th – Sat 27th Aug 2011


“Whatever you do, don't let him kill you.”





Blackwatch Road Studios


Sweet. Cheerful. Incredibly handsome.Timothy is a husband to die for - no wonder his wife is worried.

When Yvonne and Susan are invited to a meeting in the cellar, neither of them knows what to expect. But when Annette claims her husband is planning to kill her, they find themselves drawn into a tangled web of rash accusation and rising panic.

Sporting a cast comprised entirely of members of the Edinburgh University Theatre Company, Timothy is a “psychological suspense comedy” that playfully explores the ease in which words can be twisted and common-sense misdirected by fear and charisma.

A very sparse set creates an atmosphere of unease in which the twisting narrative can unfold; the slick performances of the actors challenge the audience to keep pace with the nonsensical logic of the dialogue; and the light-hearted nature of the script contrasts with its singularly dark theme, all together heightening the slow uncovering of the plot and its chilling end.

Timothy has been written by Michael Milne and David K. Barnes, two budding playwrights from the

University of Edinburgh. After a sell-out debut performance to a student audience in 2009, Barnes and

Milne have revisited and refined the script and are now ready to present it to this year’s Fringe audience.

“The magic of this play is the fact that, though wonderfully simple language is used throughout, it somehow succeeds in creating intellectual and consistently witty dialogue – a goal many writers never achieve though they may utilise the whole dictionary.” (★★★★★ – The Student)

David K. Barnes is also the co-author and director of Wild Allegations which premiered at the Fringe 2010, receiving several exceptional reviews and a nomination for an Edinburgh Evening News Drama Award.

★★★★ – Broadway Baby ★★★★ – Fringe Biscuit ★★★★ – Fresh Air

In conjunction with Timothy, the Bedlam Theatre Cafe will also be offering a £1.50 breakfast to anyone with a ticket for the show.

Admission: £6.50(£5)

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