Scenes For Survival

Scenes for Survival is a new season of digital short artworks, created in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project and Scotland’s leading theatre venues and companies, with support from Hopscotch Films. These shorts have been, and continue to be created, in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak. 

Artistic Director David Greig, Associate Director Zinnie Harris and Lyceum Patron Brian Cox are all contributing shorts, and you can watch all of them at the links below.


Bees - By David Greig


Sitting at home, a woman reminisces about the party where she met her soulmate, from the heart-racing bliss of a first conversation to fearing that a perfect moment has been spoiled by saying just the wrong thing.

Written and directed by David Greig
Performed by Lorraine McIntosh


John Rebus: The Lockdown Blues - By Ian Rankin 


An exclusive new Rebus short from Ian Rankin, starring Brian Cox as the irascible detective inspector.

Written by Ian Rankin
Directed by Cora Bissett
Performed by Brian Cox