Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Confessions of a Justified Sinner

By James Hogg
Adapted by Mark Thomson
Directed by Mark Thomson

Faith. Fanaticism. Murder. Madness.

Confessions: Religious thriller. Fanatical Robert Wringham kills sinners in the name of God but thinks he will still go to Heaven.

If  you knew that you were going to Heaven no matter what you did... what would you do?

In this dark thriller, Robert Wringhim’s powerful faith in predestination means he knows his name is in the Book of the Saved. He will be going to Heaven and nothing he does can change it.

Based on James Hogg’s classic 1824 novel, Confessions of a Justified Sinner looks at what a man will do when freed (in his own mind at least) from any moral restraints. When Wringhim’s religious certainty is combined with the devious whisperings of a mysterious figure known as Gil-Martin, he finds himself caught up in a blood-soaked life of criminal activity.

Hogg’s superb tale of good, evil and the sometimes thin boundary that separates them was a major influence on the writing of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde. With many of the same terrifying themes running through this piece, it’s the perfect accompaniment to a spooky Edinburgh night this Autumn.

Mark Thomson directs his own adaptation of this thought-provoking play.

Cast and Credits

The cast of Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Robert Wrighim - Ryan Fletcher
Gil-Martin - Iain Robertson
Laird / Rev Blanchard / Samuel Scrape / Shepard - Lewis Howden
George / Officer - John Kielty
Rev Wrighim / Guard / Mr Weaver - Kern Falconer
Young Preacher / Drummond / Linkum / Guard - Kenny Blyth
Mrs Logan / Witness / Prostitute / Mrs Keeler - Wendy Seager
Rabina / Bel Calvert / Women in White / Mrs Weaver

The creative team of Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Director - Mark Thomson
Set and Costume Designer - Neil Murray
Lighting Designer - Malcolm Rippeth
Composer and Sound Designer - Philip Pinsky
Fight Arranger - Raymond Short


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