A fragmented image of three faces featuring close-ups on the eyes and the mouths of the characters


by August Strindberg
adapted by David Greig
directed by Stewart Laing

"Life offers a thousand means by which we can hurt each other."

Young artist, Adolph is in love with his new wife, the successful novelist Tekla, and why would he not be? Charming, vivacious and experienced, she has been his passion, his inspiration and his education.

As he anxiously awaits her return to their seaside retreat, Adolph finds solace in the words of a stranger. But comfort soon turns to destruction as old wounds are opened, insecurities laid bare and former debts settled in a tight spiral of psychological manipulation, love, betrayal and revenge.

The great master of modern drama, August Strindberg, considered this portrait of an intense sexual triangle to be his one true masterpiece.

Tony Award winner Stewart Laing returns to Scotland to direct an adaptation that bristles with sexual tension and paranoia. Famed for his striking visual style, Stewart’s acclaimed work with his own company Untitled Projects, Scottish Opera, the Royal Court and theatres throughout Scotland, places him firmly as one of this country's foremost theatre makers.

"A rollercoaster of sex, lies and revenge in playwright David Greig's swift, muscular adaptation" Time Out, New York

Cast and Credits


Edward Franklin Adolph
Stuart McQuarrie Gustav
Adura Onashile Tekla


Writer August Strindberg
Adapter David Greig
Director and Designer Stewart Laing
Lighting Designer Aedin Cosgrove
Sound Designer Pippa Murphy
Video Designer Anna Chaney
Dramaturg Alan McKendrick
Assistant Director Jim Manganello


Stewart Laing talks about what to expect from Creditors 

Dates, Times & Prices

27 April - 12 May 2018

PREVIEWS, 7.30pm
27, 28 & 30 April
£10 Preview tickets on sale 27 March

EVENINGS, 7.30pm
Tuesday - Saturday

MATINEES from 2 May, 2pm
Wednesdays and Saturdays

Running Time
Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes, this production does not contain an interval

For Access performances see below


Individual Tickets

Tuesday - Saturday: £16 - £32

Wednesday and Saturday: £14 - £28

from £10, not available on Premium Seats
For full details on concession pricing please contact Box Office on 0131 248 4848

Unreserved seating, all tickets £10
On sale 27 March

All prices guaranteed until 1 September 2017


Thursday 10 May, 7.30pm
Touch Tour, 6.15pm
Saturday 12 May, 2pm
Touch Tour, 12.45pm

Wednesday 9 May, 7.30pm

Saturday 12 May, 2pm

  • Book Accessible performances here

Read The Lyceum's Access Statement here

Take Part

Friday 4 May, 6.30pm
LYT will be doing a series of short performances in response to the show on the main stage, just before the show.

Tuesday 8 May 2018
Takes place in the Stalls after the evening's performance

  • FREE, no ticket required

Thursday 10 May 2018, 5.30pm
These workshops will explore varied aspects of the production process to show you how we get a performance from the page to The Lyceum's stage. The session includes complimentary tea & coffee.

Friday 11 May 2018, 5.30pm
State of Affairs

Saturday 12 May 2018, 10am
Join us for a practical acting workshop where will explore Creditors and work on key scenes with one of our Drama Artists.

  • £12 (£6 for students) / Book Here
    Book for all 6 sessions in Season 2017/18 and save!

Press Coverage

'Perfectly crafted… a theatre event that burns itself on the mind… truly brilliant'
The Scotsman

'intimate and claustrophobic, and, ultimately, a perfect partner to Strindberg's catastrophic vision'
The Telegraph

'scintillating tale of passion and possession'
The Guardian

'a winning balance between melodrama and dark comedy'
The Times

'frighteningly of the moment'
The Herald

'Dark, harsh version of Strindberg's play that does not shy away from putting misogyny on full display'
The Stage

'Strikingly staged and worryingly contemporary, Creditors at The Lyceum is unsettling and difficult to ignore'
All Edinburgh Theatre

'stunningly relevant'
Across the Arts

'It’s faultless, really – all of it. I can’t recommend this highly enough'
Bouquets and Brickbats

'an intelligently adapted piece'
Reviews Hub

Lothian Life


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