London/Dundee/Dublin (May - July)
Emma Donoghue’s bestselling novel Room has been adapted as a new play with songs. Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five year old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.
London's West End (May - September)
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour
Adapted from Alan Warner's brilliant novel about six girls on the cusp of change, when love, lust, pregnancy and death all spiral out of control in a single day.
Edinburgh / Glasgow (July - September)
If you are born in a country where being yourself can get you killed, exile is your only choice. Adam is the remarkable, true story of a young trans man having to make that choice and begin his journey. From Egypt to Scotland, it charts Adam's fight across borders and genders to find a place to call home.
Edinburgh / Glasgow (August - September 2017)
Eve tells the story of a child raised as a boy, when she knew all along that was wrong. That child grew up to be one of the 10 outstanding women in Scotland in 2017. With trans rights again under threat, Jo Clifford tells a story both gentle and passionate, intimate and political, to remind us that the journey towards our real selves is one we all need to make.
Summerhall, Edinburgh (August)
How To Act
Internationally-renowned theatre director Anthony Nicholl has travelled the globe on a life-long quest to discover the true essence of theatre. Today he gives a masterclass. Promise, an aspiring actress, has been hand-picked to participate. What unfolds between them forces Nicholl to question all of his assumptions about his life and art.
Dundee / Edinburgh (July - August)
The Last Queen of Scotland
1972, Idi Amin ordered the expulsion of Ugandan-Asians under a 90-day deadline. From Uganda to Dundee, a woman grows up knowing nothing about her homeland haunted by Amin’s impact on her destiny. Returning to Uganda years later she confronts his ghost.
Glasgow / Edinburgh (August)
Oresteia: This Restless House
A compelling, brutal and blistering drama exposing the fragility of a family’s bonds, Oresteia: This Restless House returns in 2017 to the Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival.
The Whip Hand
Written by Douglas Maxwell (Charlie Sonata, Promises Promises) The Whip Hand is an explosive new play about power, privilege, blood ties and our inescapable past, directed by Birmingham Rep Associate Director Tessa Walker.
Fuaigh - Interweaving
Using song, story, imagery and dance, Fuaigh – Interweaving looks at the consequences of losing words, land and language and being forced to the edge.
Schools across Scotland
Theatre in Schools Scotland
Theatre in Schools Scotland is a new initiative, to support and develop the provision of theatre in Scotland’s schools. 2017 marks the second year of a three year pilot project exploring different models for touring theatre into schools.
Scottish tour (Sept - Oct 2017)
A fantastically fun new show for everyone aged six and over, Rocket Post is a raucous mix of songs and storytelling. Full of humour, heart and hope for the future, it’s a tale of miscommunication, vaulting ambition and the joyous discoveries that happen when everything goes wrong.
Dublin (November 17 - January 18)
Let the Right One In
Let the Right One In is a truly rare piece of theatre, an enchanting, brutal vampire myth and a coming-of-age love story.