“You are made up from a mixture of myth and gene. You are part fable, part porridge”

Growing up in 70s’ Scotland as the adopted mixed raced child of a Communist couple, young Jackie blossomed into an outspoken, talented poet. Then she decided to find her birth parents…

From Nairn to Lagos, Red Dust Road takes you on a journey full of heart, humour and deep emotions. Discover how we are shaped by the folk songs we hear as much as by the cells in our bodies.

Based on the soul-searching memoir by Scots Makar Jackie Kay, adapted by Tanika Gupta, and directed by Dawn Walton.

 

Opening at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2019 and then at HOME, Manchester in September 2019

Touring to Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling and Eden Court Theatre, Inverness in autumn 2019.

Exact dates to be announced.

Written by Jackie Kay. Adapted by Tanika Gupta. Directed by Dawn Walton.

A National Theatre of Scotland and HOME, Manchester co-production. Developed with the support of Macrobert Arts Centre.

Running Time:

TBC

Accessible performances available:

  • BSL British Sign Language Performance

  • Captioned

  • Audio Described

  • Touch Tour

Recomended Age Guide:

TBC

Creative team