Paul Laverty :

This is beyond theatre, performance or acting.  It simply just, is.  This requires massive skill and collaboration and in no way is meant to underestimate the craft.  There is one moment when Thomas McCrudden recalls how he first felt empathy for another human being. If there is a more spellbinding moment in the entire Festival this year I would love to see it.   Such profound insight can only come from a deep place; long lived experience, reflection and the courage to change.  It made me want to see everything the Grassmarket Projects has ever touched. The day I saw this Thomas’s friends and family were in the audience.  At the end he went to the back of the stage and wept.  Many, who did not know him, joined in too.  What a journey to the back of that stage; doubting Thomas has come a long long way.