by Douglas Maxwell
directed by Matthew Lenton
“What do you have to do to hold on?"
Chick arrives back in Scotland for a reunion with his old mates Gary and Jackson only to find Gary’s daughter has been the victim of a life-changing car accident. The antiseptic smell of the wards, the relentless beep of the life support and the sterile hospital bed contrast sharply in Chick’s eye with the young wild-haired girl lying there unconscious; inspiring this downtrodden man to embark on a quest to save her life.
With redemptive purpose Chick wades out into the city night and amidst the swaying revellers, the streetlights and the scream of sirens he searches for an answer – a gutter-bound dreamer looking at the stars.
This funny, lyrical, booze-soaked odyssey is a World Premiere professional production by acclaimed Scottish playwright Douglas Maxwell. It is directed by Matthew Lenton whose Lyceum credits include Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the acclaimed work of his own company Vanishing Point, hosted by The Lyceum for the Edinburgh International Festival 2016.
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Cast and Credits
Mo Nicola Jo Cully
Meredith Meg Fraser
Narrator Robbie Gordon
Audrey Lauren Grace
Chick Sandy Grierson
Jackson Robert Jack
Gary Kevin Lennon
Kate Kirstin Mclean
Mr Ingram Barnaby Power
Director Matthew Lenton
Designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Lighting Designer Kai Fischer
Composer and Sound Designer Mark Melville
Assitant Director Eszter Marsalko
Dates, Times & Prices
29 April - 13 May 2017
29 April & 1 May
£10 Preview tickets on sale 27 March
Tuesday - Saturday
MATINEES from 3 May, 2pm
Wednesdays and Saturdays
Approximately 2 hours (this production does not have an interval)
For Access performances see below.
Tuesday - Saturday: £15.50 - £30.50
Wednesday and Saturday: £13.50 - £26
Not available on Premium Seats: from £10
Unreserved seating, all tickets £10
On sale 27 March 2017
All prices guaranteed until 14 September 2016
- Thursday 11 May - 7.30pm
Touch Tour - 6.15pm
- Saturday 13 May - 2pm
Touch Tour - 12.45pm
Wednesday 10 May - 7.30pm
Saturday 13 May - 2pm
POST SHOW DISCUSSION
Tuesday 9 May 2017
FREE, no ticket required
Takes place in the Stalls after the evening's performance
AN INSIGHT INTO...
Thursday 4 May 2017 5.30pm
£10 (£5 for students)
This workshop offers participants an opportunity to meet with both director Matthew Lenton and writer Douglas Maxwell of Charlie Sonata. It is a chance to get insights into the staging of the show and ask questions.
Saturday 6 May 2017 10.30am
£10 (£5 for students)
Experience Charlie Sonata with one of our Drama Artists and explore key scenes and acting styles from the play. This workshop will offer a great insight into the show and a great opportunity to learn new skills.
Wednesday 10 May 2017 (straight after matinee performance)
This group is for anyone who likes the idea of a book group, but has always wanted one for plays! Rather than reading the book, you come and see the show and then have the chance to talk about it with some of your fellow audience members.
The discussion will be chaired by one of The Lyceum’s Creative Learning team who’ll be able to shed light on how the production came together.
'This brilliantly realised, tender sonata hits every right note'