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Paul Bright's
Confessions of a
Justified Sinner

Reconstructed by Untitled Projects
19 - 22 August 2015

In 1987, Paul Bright, a rebellious young Scottish director set out to stage James Hogg’s cult novel Confessions of a Justified Sinner in a series of radical productions across Scotland. In 2010, Untitled Projects began work with the actor George Anton to assemble an archive and exhibition of this almost-forgotten feat of theatre.

In search of the truth, they uncovered a story of obsession, reckless ambition, bad behaviour, bitter memories, and love.

Listed as one of The Guardian’s top ten Best Theatre productions of 2013, Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner is a celebration and sharing of the life and work of a man who redefined Scottish theatre in the 1980s.



often witty, occasionally hilarious, and always excellently acted.

The Telegraph


Contains strong language


Co-production by Untitled Projects, National Theatre of Scotland, Tramway and Summerhall

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  • Running time: 
    2 hours approximately (no interval)

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Pamela Carter Writer
Stewart Laing Director
George Anton Actor
Robbie Thompson and Jack Wrigley Visual Artists
Christopher Doyle Cinematographer
Mike Brooks Lighting Designer
Emilia Weber Researcher

 

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Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner | Herald Scotland review

August 21st 2015

remarkable ★★★★★

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Review by: 

Keith Bruce
Critic
Herald Scotland

Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner | Scotsman review

August 24th 2015

Astonishing ★★★★

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Review by: 

Joyce McMillan
Critic
The Scotsman

Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner | Stage review

August 20th 2015

perfect adaptation ★★★★

Read the full review here (The Stage)

Review by: 

Thom Dibdin
Critic
The Stage

Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner | Telegraph review

August 20th 2015

a superb piece of meta-theatre ★★★★

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Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner | Times review

August 20th 2015

It is the energy, inventiveness and lyricism of the storytelling that makes Laing’s celebration of restless creativity so utterly persuasive ★★★★

Read the full review here (The Times)

Review by: 

Allan Radcliffe
Critic
The Times

Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner | EdinburghGuide review

August 20th 2015

a love letter to theatre ★★★★

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Review by: 

Kenneth Scott
Critic
EdinburghGuide

Photo: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan


This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2017 International Festival programme will be released in the spring.

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All tickets: £20

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Under 18s: 50% off
Students: 50% off
Young Scot card holders: 50% off
Senior citizens: 50% off
Unemployed: 50% off
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