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Tennis Elbow

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Pitlochry Festival Theatre present TENNIS ELBOW by John Byrne in association with Naked Productions Ltd.

Our second Sound Stage production, Tennis Elbow will be John Byrne’s first original new play for 13 years and is a follow up to his acclaimed 1977 debut Writer’s Cramp. This bittersweet comedy follows the life and work of a mischievous lost artist, Pamela Crichton-Capers as she tries to make her way in the world.

John Byrne is a celebated Scottish artist, designer  and playwright. He wrote The Slab Boys Trilogy, (recently revived by the National Theatre of Scotland to great acclaim) as well as the TV dramas Tutti Frutti and Your Cheatin' Heart. Byrne is also a theatre designer, printmaker and painter, recently celebrated in a retrospective at the Scottish National Portrait gallery.

Sound Stage is a new audio-digital platform offering audiences the chance to have an ‘at home theatre experience’ designed by theatre makers and leading audio digital technologists. Soak in the virtual theatre atmosphere, mingle with other theatre-goers, bring your drinks and chatter in a virtual bar; arrange to meet a friend from anywhere in the world! There will be a call bell to take your 'seats', and post-show talks too. We'll meet you there!

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Cast and Credits


Pam - Kirsty Stuart
Narrator/Mother Scholastica - Maureen Beattie
TV Announcer - Sam West
Mrs Ripper - Anne Odeke
Mama - Louise Jameson
Reader/Brazil - Jessica Hardwick
McDade and Denholm Pantalone - Brian Ferguson
Trusty - Cherylee Houston
Double Davis - Sally Reid
Madge - Fiona Wood 


Writer - John Byrne
Director - Elizabeth Newman
Assistant Director - Blythe Jandoo
Music created by - Ben Occhipinti
Sound Recordist - Louis Blatherwick
Sound Design - Alastair MacGregor

Dates, Times & Prices

Fri 30 April - Sun 2 May and Fri 7 - Sat 8 May
Fri & Sat 7pm and Sun 4pm.

Subscription for all 8 performances - £80

Early Bird Individual Tickets (available Mon 22 Feb - Wed 17 March) - from £12 per peformance
Standard tickets (bought after Wed 17 March) - from £15 per performance.

Take Part

Each performance includes a different Post-Show Talk each night!

Performance 1: Writer and Director
Performance 2: Actors and Director
Performance 3: In Context - an insight into the themes of the play from scientific, cultural and political experts.