"Here am I.
You have doubtless heard my story, heard it with all its exaggerations. But I shall just beg a leisure moment of you until I tell my own story my own way."
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 actor and author Alan Cumming and the Olivier award-winning and internationally renowned choreographer Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), featuring Robert Burns’ own words and the music of Anna Meredith.
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.
“And still my motto is: I dare!”
Created by Alan Cumming and Steven Hoggett.
Presented by National Theatre of Scotland, The Joyce Theater and Edinburgh International Festival.
What Audiences are saying
Alan CummingCreator / Performer
Steven HoggettCreator / Co-Choreographer
Anna MeredithFeaturing the music of
Ana Inés Jabares PitaSet Designer
Katrina LindsayCostume Designer
Tim LutkinLighting Designer
Andrzej GouldingVideo Designer
Matt PaddenSound Designer
Kevin QuantumIllusion Consultant
Shilpa T-HylandAssociate Director
Heather ScottVideo Design Trainee
Moira HansenAcademic Consultant
Kirsteen McCueAcademic Consultant
Roberto Esquenazi AlkabesAssociate Lighting Designer
- Burn | 'Here Am I' | Trailer
- Burn | The Movement of Burn
- Burn | Alan Cumming on Scottish Identity
- Burn | Alan Cumming on Dance as Part of Culture
- Burn | Alan Cumming "It's bonkers!"
Captions by Glenda Carson
Audio Description by Emma-Jane McHenry
King’s Theatre, 9 August, 8pm – CAP
King’s Theatre, 10 August, 8pm – AD
Perth Theatre, 20 August, 2.30pm – AD
Perth Theatre, 20 August, 7.30pm – CAP
His Majesty's Theatre, 27 August, 2.30pm - AD, CAP
Theatre Royal, 1 September, 7.30pm - CAP
Theatre Royal, 3 September, 2.30pm - AD
Eden Court, 10 September, 2.30pm - AD, CAP