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A new adaptation by David Greig of Alasdair Gray‘s seminal novel Lanark, directed by Graham Eatough.
A young man arrives in a dying city with seashells in his pockets. He doesn’t know who he is, or how he got here. He goes by the only name he can think of: Lanark.
Yearning to belong, he meets Rima at The Elite Café and together they are propelled into an epic journey through time, space and consciousness as Lanark tries, fails and tries again to find happiness.
Lanark is a portrait of the outsider artist as a young man, an exploded life story like no other. This theatrical re-imagining of Alasdair Gray’s classic novel will take us from the Dragon Chambers to the Cathedral of Unthank, from post-war Glasgow School of Art to the sinister underground Institute, from the heavenly city of Provan to the hellish Elite Café, combining science-fiction, realism, fantasy, and playful storytelling.
In the nearly 35 years since publication, the ideas, politics and ambitions of Lanark have inspired generations of artists in Scotland and beyond. This new co-production with Edinburgh International Festival celebrates Gray’s 80th year and continues a collaboration between Greig and Eatough which began with experimental theatre company Suspect Culture.
Lanark: A Life in Three Acts is a co-production between The Citizens Theatre and the Edinburgh International Festival in association with Graham Eatough and Sorcha Dallas.
Lanark will be staged at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh from 22 - 31 August. For more information, visit the EIF website.
“I ought to have more love before I die, I have not had enough.”
- 14 Aug 2015 to 19 Sep 2015
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- Fri 14 Aug 2015 @ 7.00PM
- Sat 15 Aug 2015 @ 7.00PM
- Mon 17 Aug 2015 @ 7.00PM
- 22 - 31 Aug: Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
- Thu 3 Sep 2015 @ 7.00PM
- Fri 4 Sep 2015 @ 7.00PM
- Sat 5 Sep 2015 @ 1.00PM
- Sat 5 Sep 2015 @ 7.00PM
- Tue 8 Sep 2015 @ 7.00PM
- Wed 9 Sep 2015 @ 1.00PM
- Wed 9 Sep 2015 @ 7.00PM
- Thu 10 Sep 2015 @ 7.00PM
- Fri 11 Sep 2015 @ 7.00PM
- Sat 12 Sep 2015 @ 7.00PM
- Tue 15 Sep 2015 @ 7.00PM
- Wed 16 Sep 2015 @ 7.00PM
- Thu 17 Sep 2015 @ 7.00PM
- Fri 18 Sep 2015 @ 7.00PM
- Sat 19 Sep 2015 @ 1.00PM
- Sat 19 Sep 2015 @ 7.00PM
3 hr 40 mins approx
Preview £8.50 | Tuesdays £12.50
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50p tickets on sale Sat 8 Aug, 10am
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Previews 14, 15 & 17 Aug
Audio Described: 17 Sep, 7pm
Signed: 18 Sep, 7pm
Captioned: 19 Sep, 1pm
Guide Dogs welcome
Adapted from the novel by Alasdair Gray
Writer - David Greig
Director - Graham Eatough
Designer - Laura Hopkins
Lighting Designer - Nigel Edwards
Composer - Nick Powell
Sat 12 Sep, 5.15pm - 6.15pm
Author Alasdair Gray discusses his seminal novel and the new production by the Citizens Theatre.
Sat 19 Sep, 11am - 12.30pm
Discover more about how this new production by writer David Greig and director Graham Eatough has been brought to the stage
Includes buffet brunch.
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Artwork: Night Street Self-Portrait by Alasdair Gray (1953)
Photo by Alex Brady
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