Lanark – A Life in Three Acts Aug 15 – Sept 19 , 2015. The Citizens Theatre

lanark - a life in three acts

lanark - a life in three acts

Lanark – A Life in Three Acts

The Citizens 15 August – 19 September, 2015

August 22 – August 31

Royal Lyceum Theatre
30b Grindlay Street, EH3 9AX Edinburgh

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Citizens Theatre | Adapted from the novel by Alasdair Gray
Graham Eatough (Director)
David Greig (Writer)
Nick Powell (composer)
Laura Hopkins (Designer)

World Premiere
Co-production between the Citizens Theatre and the Edinburgh International Festival

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.

This theatrical re-imagining of Alasdair Gray’s seminal work takes us from the Dragon Chambers to the Cathedral of Unthank, from the postwar 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.

This new production celebrates both Gray’s 80th year and the 70th anniversary of the Citizens Theatre and continues a collaboration between Graham Eatough and David Greig which began with experimental theatre company Suspect Culture.


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