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Talk Show: And The Land Lay Still

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company and the National Theatre of Scotland present
TALK SHOW - AND THE LAND LAY STILL

An online discussion inspired by the novel And The Land Lay Still by James Robertson with dramatic extracts from a reading of Peter Arnott's stage adaptation in development presented by the National Theatre of Scotland.

"Trust the story... the story is the only thing we can really truly know."

Streaming online for 48 hours from 7.30pm 5 May 2021

Join us for a very special TALK SHOW - an online discussion inspired by the acclaimed novel And The Land Lay Still.

Winner of the Saltire society Scottish Book of the Year 2010, And The Land Lay Still was heralded by the Sunday Times on publication as "Powerful and moving. A brilliant and multifaceted saga of Scottish life in the second half of the twentieth century"

It is a panoramic exploration of late 20th Century Scotland through the eyes of James Robertson’s characters; natives, immigrants, journalists and politicians, dropouts and spooks making their way in a changing country.

Ten years on from publication, we bring together the author James Robertson and playwright Peter Arnott who is developing a stage adaptation of the novel. They will be joined by theatre critic and Scotsman political columnist, Joyce McMillan and National Theatre of Scotland Dramaturg, Rosie Kellagher to discuss the living memory of Scotland explored in James’ novel, the changes in the decade since its publication and to look to Scotland's future and the role art and imagination plays in shaping our Nation’s Story.

The talk will be chaired by Lyceum Artistic Director David Greig with songs from Mairi Campbell, one of Scotland’s finest folk musicians and songwriters, and David Francis, Director of the Traditional Music Forum. Plus dramatic extracts of Peter Arnott's stage adaptation in development, from a recent reading commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland.

Amal Azzudin will sadly no longer be able to take part in the show.
 

If you have booked on the National Theatre of Scotland website, please click here to watch the show

Dates, Times & Prices

Streaming online for 48 hours from 7.30pm 5 May 2021

Tickets are Pay What You Can - with suggested amounts of £20 / £15 / £10 / £5 / £0

Duration approx. 90 mins

Accessibility

Accessible versions of the stream are available to watch. Your ticket will give you access to these.