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April 2016
M T W T F S S

Current Productions

The James Plays

UK and international tour in 2016

The James Plays

Exhilarating and vividly imagined, The James Plays bring to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland from 1406 -1488. By award-winning playwright Rona Munro. Embarking on a major UK and international tour in 2016


The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

USA and Scottish tour (Feb - June 2016)

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

With a rollicking text by David Greig, barnstorming live music; and a ‘terrific, inventive sense of fun…' (The Scotsman), The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is the lock-in to end all lock-ins.

I Am Thomas

UK tour (Feb to April 2016)

I Am Thomas

A glimpse into Edinburgh’s dark past brings out black humour in the true story of Thomas Aitkenhead - the last person in Britain to be executed for blasphemy. A co-production between the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Told by an Idiot and the National Theatre of Scotland.

This Restless House

Glasgow (April & May 2016)

This Restless House

A new trilogy of plays by acclaimed writer Zinnie Harris, inspired by Aeschylus’ Greek tragedy The Oresteia. Dominic Hill directs the bloody saga of a family torn apart by a succession of murders and betrayals. A co-production with the Citizens Theatre.

The 306: Dawn

Perth (May & June 2016)

The 306: Dawn

A new piece of music theatre based on real events. The 306 charts the heartbreaking journey of three of the 306 British soldiers who were executed for cowardice, desertion and mutiny during World War I (1914-18). A co-production with 1418 NOW and Perth Theatre, in association with Red Note Ensemble.

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

UK & international tour (May - Sept)

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Adapted by Lee Hall from the novel The Sopranos by Alan Warner. Funny, sad, raucously rude. Six girls on the cusp of change spiral out of control. A musical play about singing, sex and sambuca.

Anything That Gives Off Light

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Anything That Gives Off Light

A new co-production from Brooklyn-based ensemble The TEAM and the National Theatre of Scotland. Featuring live music from the Scottish and American folk traditions, Anything That Gives Off Light is a foot-stomping collaboration exploring the tension between self-interest and sacrifice, as well as between the individual and the collective, in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.