Alan Cumming returns to the International Festival with a performance exploring the true character of Scotland's national bard Robert Burns.
And still my motto is: I dare!
This world premiere dance-theatre show challenges the ‘biscuit tin’ image of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national bard, and goes beyond the poetry to focus on the man himself – his poverty, his personal tragedy, his struggles with mental health and his spectacular success.
A co-production between Edinburgh International Festival, the National Theatre of Scotland, and New York City’s The Joyce Theater, Burn is a new creation from the legendary Scottish actor, author and International Festival favourite Alan Cumming and the Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and featuring the music of Anna Meredith (Mercury Prize nominated for Fibs).
A touch tour for this production is available before the 8pm performance on 10 August. A visual guide to attending the performance is available to view here.
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National Theatre of Scotland
Alan Cumming Creator and Performer
Steven Hoggett Creator and Co-choreographer
Vicki Manderson Co-choreographer
Katrina Lindsay Costume Designer
Ana Inés Jabares-Pita Set Designer
Tim Lutkin Lighting Designer
Andrzej Goulding Video Designer
Matt Padden Sound Designer
Shilpa T-Hyland Associate Director
Featuring the music of Anna Meredith
Co-produced by Edinburgh International Festival, National Theatre of Scotland and The Joyce Theater, New York City
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