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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Fringe

Please note that this show will take place at Playfair Library

By David Greig
Co-created with Wils Wilson

A wild session of anarchic theatre, haunting, authentic folk music and strange goings-on. Co-creators David Greig and Wils Wilson revisit their award-winning production in the extraordinary surroundings of the Playfair Library. A revival of the original National Theatre Scotland commissioned production. Presented with support from The University of Edinburgh.


We very much look forward to welcoming you to The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart. We hope that you will find the show a joyous, immersive experience. You will be seated together, with other audience members, at communal tables. The performers will move amongst you and may, occasionally, interact with you.

Audience members are very welcome to wear a mask throughout the performance if preferred and hand sanitiser will be provided at the venue.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is a co-production between the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Double M Arts & Events.

Cast and Credits

(in alphabetical order)
Ewan Black Colin Syme
Charlene Boyd Prudencia Hart
Alasdair Macrae Performing Musical Director
Natali McCleary Siolaigha/Ensemble
Gavin Jon Wright The Devil/Ensemble

Writer & co-creator David Greig
Director & Co-creator Wils Wilson
Original Design Georgia McGuinness
Associate Designer Alex Berry
Musical Director Alasdair Macrae
Movement Director Janice Parker
Assistant Movement Director Jenna Corker
Associate Director Andrea Cabrera Luna
Producer Neil Murray and Michael Mushalla for Double M Arts & Events
Casting Director Laura Donnelly CDG

Dates, Times & Prices

3 - 28 August 2022

£16 PREVIEW7.30pm
Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 August

2-4-1 PERFORMANCE, 7.30pm
Tuesday 9  August

Tuesday - Saturday
£16 - £25

Saturday & Sunday
£16 - £25

Limited tickets available to those in receipt of Pension Credit, Universal Credit, Income Support, or Job Seekers Allowance.
£19.50 per ticket

Running time: 2hr 30min, including a 15-minute interval. No latecomers and no readmittance.


Tuesday 16 August, 7.30pm

Tuesday 23 August, 7.30pm

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Press Coverage

'You shouldn't miss this for the world'
The Herald

"some kind of theatrical fairy dust has been sprinkled over this...tremendous, tremendous fun."
All Edinburgh Theatre

"impressively multi-talented cast"
Scots Gay Arts

"Co-creators Wils Wilson and David Greig have crafted a rare gem of storytelling, performed to the highest of qualities"
Corr Blimey

"this is a lively, and raucous piece of Fringe theatre"
British Theatre Guide

"Riotous, hilarious, alternately bonkers"