The initiate, Alexandra Wood's thrilling tale of altruism, greed, and the search for a way to belong, has won a Scotsman Fringe First Award at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
When a British couple are seized by Somali pirates, an East London taxi driver decides to rescue them. Meeting disbelief with determination, he dismisses the fears of his wife and flies out to negotiate their release.
Speeding from the banks of the Thames to the now unfamiliar world of his homeland, he confronts the family he left behind and the bravado of the defiant men he once called brothers.
The Initiate is premiering at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, produced by Paines Plough in their new pop-up Roundabout space.
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NHB is publishing some of the very best work on display at Edinburgh this year, from punchy takes on today's big issues to epic plays about figures from history:
- Britannia Waves the Rules by Gareth Farr
- Freak by Anna Jordan
- The Initiate by Alexandra Wood
- The James Plays by Rona Munro
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