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The Scent of Roses

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World Premiere
A Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production.

THE SCENT OF ROSES
by Zinnie Harris
Directed by Zinnie Harris

“You would be surprised how a simple thing like locking your husband up in the same room as you, makes you aware of something. Alive.”

A fiction that speaks the truth about the lies we tell, and what we choose to believe.

The Scent of Roses begins with a wife who decides to take her husband hostage to finally have an honest conversation.  

This simple, transgressive act of demanding a straight answer sparks a chain of conversations, interrogations, obfuscations and revelations as a circle of connected lives try to work out what is real and find someone they can trust in a post-truth world.

The Scent of Roses is a dark, funny, new play about truths, lies and how we tell them from leading Scottish playwright and director Zinnie Harris, whose recent plays have been commissioned and produced by the Royal Court Theatre, Royal National Theatre, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Renowned for bringing new perspectives to classic stories, her acclaimed versions of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Ionescu’s Rhinoceros, Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi and the Greek classic The Orestia (in her trilogy This Restless House) have all played on the Lyceum stage.

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Dates, Times & Prices

25 February - 19 March 2022

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£15 PREVIEWS7.30pm
Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February
Preview tickets on sale from 24 January

Pay What You Can Preview, 7.30pm
Monday 28 February
Preview tickets on sale from 24 January

EVENINGS7.30pm
Monday - Saturday
£16 - £33

MATINEES2.30pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
£14 - £29

SOCIALLY DISTANCED PERFORMANCES
Wednesday 9 March, 2.30pm and 7.30pm performances

Running time: to be confirmed during rehearsals

Accessibility

AUDIO DESCRIBED
Thursday 17 March, 7.30pm
Touch Tour at 6.15pm

CAPTIONED & AUDIO DESCRIBED
Saturday 19 March, 2.30pm
Touch Tour at 1.15pm

BSL INTERPRETED
Wednesday 16 March, 7.30pm

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WHY NOT TRY...
Free events tailored to the show

Post-Show Discussion
Tuesday 8 March
Join members of the cast and creative team for an informal discussion about the show after the evening performance.