Charlie Sonata by Douglas Maxwell at the Royal Lyceum Theatre EdinburghBuy Tickets

Charlie Sonata

Charlie Sonata
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

CREATIVE TEAM
Director Matthew Lenton
Designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Lighting Designer Kai Fischer

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Dates and Times

29 April - 13 May 2017

PREVIEWS, 7.30pm
29 April & 1 May
£10 Preview tickets on sale 27 March

EVENINGS, 7.30pm
Tuesday - Saturday

MATINEES from 3 May, 2pm
Wednesdays and Saturdays

Running Time
To be confirmed during rehearsal process

For Access performances see below.

Prices

Individual Tickets

EVENINGS
Tuesday - Saturday: £15.50 - £30.50

MATINEES
Wednesday and Saturday: £13.50 - £26

CONCESSIONS
Not available on Premium Seats: from £10

PREVIEWS
Unreserved seating, all tickets £10
On sale 27 March 2017

All prices guaranteed until 14 September 2016

Accessibility

AUDIO DESCRIBED

  • Thursday 11 May - 7.30pm
    Touch Tour - 6.15pm
     
  • Saturday 13 May - 2pm
    Touch Tour - 12.45pm

BSL INTERPRETED
Wednesday 10 May - 7.30pm

CAPTIONED
Saturday 13 May - 2pm

Creative Learning Events

POST SHOW DISCUSSION
Tuesday 9 May 2017
FREE, no ticket required
Takes place in the Stalls after the evening's performance