Lanark - Edinburgh International Festival 2015

Edinburgh International Festival 2015 at The Lyceum
Presented by Citizens Theatre/ David Greig/ Graham Eatough/ Alasdair Gray
Directed by Graham Eatough

Co-production between the Citizens Theatre and the Edinburgh International Festival

A young man arrives in a dying city with seashells in his pockets. He doesn’t know who he is, or how he got here. He goes by the only name he can think of: Lanark.

This theatrical re-imagining of Alasdair Gray’s seminal work takes us from the Dragon Chambers to the Cathedral of Unthank, from the postwar Glasgow School of Art to the sinister underground Institute, from the heavenly city of Provan to the hellish Elite Café, combining sciencefiction, realism, fantasy, and playful storytelling.

This new production celebrates both Gray’s 80th year and the 70th anniversary of the Citizens Theatre and continues a collaboration between Graham Eatough and David Greig which began with experimental theatre company Suspect Culture.

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Supported through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

Cast and Credits


  • Graham Eatough, Director
  • David Greig, Writer
  • Adapted from the novel by Alasdair Gray
  • Nick Powell, Composer
  • Laura Hopkins, Designer

Dates, Times & Prices


  • Saturday 22 August, 7pm


  • Sunday 23 August, 6pm
  • Monday 24 August, 7pm
  • Tuesday 25 August, 7pm
  • Thursday 27 August, 7pm
  • Friday 28 August, 7pm
  • Saturday 29 August, 7pm
  • Sunday 30 August, 7pm


  • Tuesday 25 August, 1pm
  • Thursday 27 August, 1pm
  • Saturday 29 August, 1pm
  • Monday 31 August, 1pm

Approximately 3hrs 40mins

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  • £10, £17, £22, £25, £32
  • Previews: £15

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