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October 2017
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RANTIN

The National Theatre of Scotland, in association with the Arches, presents

Rantin

By Kieran Hurley

Created with Liam Hurley, Gav Prentice, Julia Taudevin and Drew Wright.

A retired American steps off the plane at Prestwick, hoping to discover the land of his fathers.

An old drunk man in Methil has a mystical vision at the harbour.

A supermarket checkout girl in Port Glasgow approaches work with a golf club...

Set specifically in the town of each performance and drawing on storytelling, live music and the Scottish folk tradition, Rantin attempts to stitch together visions of Scotland’s past with its ever-changing present reality, revealing the patchwork identity of a nation.

Originally presented as part of the Auteurs project, a collaboration between National Theatre of Scotland and the Arches, and Behaviour 2013 with support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Rantin is part cosy living room gathering, part play, part gig session.


“…this gorgeous piece of ceilidh-theatre, where music swirls engagingly, is taut, nuanced and illuminating” (The Herald)