Buy Tickets

Talk Show - Creditors

State of Affairs
Guests: Dan Rebellato, Rachel Cusk, with music from Chrissy Barnacle.

Talk Show is an exciting new addition to our programme at The Lyceum.

We are inviting artists, authors and thinkers to come and watch a show with us. They will then take to the stage themselves to share their response to the themes of the play with our audiences. Expect ideas, insight and stimulation through short talks, song, music, poetry and conversation.

Hosted by Artistic Director David Greig, past Talk Shows have featured singer Becky Unthank, academic Dan Rebellato, playwright Jaimini Jethwa and cultural advocate Richard Demarco.

Join us for an hour of fresh insight, music and ideas from unexpected places.

Our guests

Dan Rebellato is a Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he teaches theatre, playwriting, and philosophy. His books include 1956 and All That, Theatre & Globalization, Contemporary European Theatre Directors, Decades of British Playwriting: 2000-2009 and The Suspect Culture Book (2013). He has written eighteen plays for BBC Radio, including Cavalry, My Life is a Series of People Saying Goodbye, Negative Signs of Progress and was lead writer on the award-winning Emile Zola: Blood, Sex & Money for Radio 4.

Rachel Cusk is the author of nine novels, three non-fiction works, a play, and numerous shorter essays and memoirs. Her first novel, Saving Agnes, was published in 1993. Her most recent novel, Kudos, the final part of the Outline trilogy, will be published in the US and the UK in May 2018. Cusk’s novels have won and been shortlisted for numerous awards. She was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. Her version of Euripides’ Medea was directed by Rupert Goold and was shortlisted for the Susan Blackburn Smith Award.


With music from Chrissy Barnacle. Hailing from the grimey shores of the Clyde, Chrissy Barnacle is an alt-folk singer obsessed with witchcraft, cannibal rats and the impossibility of love, amongst other things.

This project is supported by James and Morag Anderson

Dates and Times

  • Friday 11 May, 5.30pm


  • FREE but ticketed