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Lanark cast announced
The Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival are delighted to announce the cast and full creative team for the world premiere of Lanark. Sandy Grierson will play the role of Lanark, a figure widely thought to be a semi-autobiographical account of his creator, Alasdair Gray. Lanark, regarded as a classic 20th century Scottish novel, has been adapted for the stage by writer David Greig, and is directed by Graham Eatough.
Grierson is joined by a cast of well-known Scottish actors: Andy Clark, George Drennan, Jessica Hardwick, Paul Thomas Hickey, Louise Ludgate, Helen Mackay and Gerry Mulgrew. Camrie Palmer and Ewan Somers make their professional debuts via the Citizens Theatre Actor Intern programme.
New music and songs for the production have been created by composer Nick Powell. Powell has taken a collaborative approach to creating the sound world for Lanark, working with a number of musicians. They include Chin Keeler, Ted Milton, Lucy Wilkins and Alex Lee, a former member of Suede who has toured with Placebo, Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand and Sarah Wilson, cellist with Belle and Sebastian.
Designer Laura Hopkins, Lighting Designer Nigel Edwards and Video Artist Simon Wainwright complete the creative team to create the fantastical settings and recognisable Glasgow landmarks of Lanark.