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A Life in
A Life in
A young man arrives in a dying city with seashells in his pockets. He doesn’t know who he is, or how he got here. He goes by the only name he can think of: Lanark.
This theatrical re-imagining of Alasdair Gray’s seminal work takes us from the Dragon Chambers to the Cathedral of Unthank, from post-war Glasgow School of Art to the sinister underground Institute, from the heavenly city of Provan to the hellish Elite Café, combining science fiction, realism, fantasy, and playful storytelling.
This new production celebrates both Gray’s 80th year and the 70th anniversary of the Citizens Theatre and continues a collaboration between Graham Eatough and David Greig which began with experimental theatre company Suspect Culture.
Please note this performance contains adult themes.
Co-production between the Citizens Theatre and the Edinburgh International Festival
Find out what audiences thought of the preview at the Citizen's Theatre
- Audio Described:Sat 29 Aug 12.45pm
- Running time:3 hours and 55 minutes approximately
- Touch Tour:Sat 29 Aug 11.45am
- Captioned:Sat 29 Aug 1.00pm
- British Sign Language:Fri 28 Aug 7.00pm
Citizens Theatre | Adapted from the novel by Alasdair Gray
Graham Eatough Director
David Greig Writer
Nick Powell Composer
Laura Hopkins Designer
Nigel Edwards Lighting designer
Simon Wainwright Video designer
Paul Thomas Hickey
Find out more about David Greig
Lanark: A Life in Three Acts | Scotsman review
Lanark: A Life in Three Acts | Herald Scotland review
Lanark: A Life in Three Acts | Stage review
Image: Alasdair Gray
This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.
The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.
|Grand circle:||£32 £25 £17 £10 (RV)|
|Stalls:||£32 £25 £22 £10 (RV)|
|Upper circle:||£25 £22 £17 £10 (RV)|
|Under 18s:||50% off|
|Young Scot card holders:||50% off|
|Senior citizens:||50% off|
|Equity card holders:||50% off|
|MU card holders:||50% off|