Scottish tour (May 2017)
The 306: Day
1917. The war across the channel rages on. In Russia, a revolution is turning the social order on its head. And at home in Britain, there are women fighting their own battle. Rents are rising. Food is scarce. And war work can be deadly.
Submarine Time Machine
It is with great delight, exhilaration and plentiful excitement that we announce the launch of the world’s most magnificent machine. A veritable wonder of the world, a sensational curiosity, a marvel of engineering and imagination. The Submarine Time Machine.
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.
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.