Playing With Books - Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017

In a co-production with Edinburgh International Book Festival, we present a theatrical and musical exploration of scenes from three bestselling Scottish
books, followed by a discussion with the author and creative teams.

The Outrun by Amy Liptrot
Saturday 12 August, 8pm
Amy Liptrot’s heartfelt memoir about rebalancing her life during a winter alone on Orkney is one of the most talked-about Scottish books of the past year.
Playwright: Stef Smith
Director: Eve Nicol

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
Saturday 19 August, 8pm
In 1869 a brutal triple murder in a remote Scottish Highland community leads to the arrest of a young man. Graeme Macrae Burnet’s brilliant bestseller asks what drove young Roderick to commit such merciless acts of violence.
Playwright: Duncan Mclean
Director: Paul Brotherston

Dirt Road by James Kelman
Saturday 26 August, 8pm
in his latest novel, James Kelman explores the brevity of life, the agonising demands of love, the lure of the open road and the power of music.
Playwright: David Greig
Director: Wils Wilson

Edinburgh International Book Festival events go on sale to the general public on 20 June but a limited number of tickets to these performances are available to Lyceum audiences now via our box office.


12, 19 & 26 August 2017

All performances take place at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square Gardens in the Garden Theatre.

£15, £12 concessions