Touring to Greenock, Edinburgh, Perth, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness and New York in August & September 2022

July, August and September 2022 | Scottish Tour & New York


“And still my motto is: I dare!”

A co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland, New York City’s The Joyce Theater and Edinburgh International Festival, Burn is a new creation from the legendary Scottish author and actor Alan Cumming and the Olivier award-winning and internationally renowned choreographer Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

This brand-new piece of dance theatre challenges the ‘biscuit tin’ image of Scotland’s National Bard and goes beyond the poetry to focus on the man himself - his poverty, his personal tragedy, his struggles with mental health and his spectacular success.

Created by Alan Cumming and Steven Hoggett.

Presented by National Theatre of Scotland, The Joyce Theater and Edinburgh International Festival.


Creative team


Accessible performances

Perth Theatre, 20 August, 2.30pm – AD
Perth Theatre, 20 August, 7.30pm – CAP
His Majesty's Theatre, 27 August, 2.30pm - AD
Theatre Royal, 1 September, 7.30pm - CAP
Theatre Royal, 3 September, 2.30pm - AD
Eden Court, 10 September, 2.30pm - AD, CAP