Lanark: A Life in Three Acts


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  1. Tragedy, truth and composition in process: talking dramaturgy with Graham Eatough | talking dramaturgy
    March 5, 2018

    […] that I see in all of my work, from those visual art collaborations through to the shows like Lanark. The way David Greig and I have collaborated over the years, and not just us – the whole team […]

Lanark: A Life in Three Acts

Adapted from the novel by Alasdair Gray
Directed by Graham Eatough
Written by David Greig

Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival co-production that premiered at the Lyceum Theatre during the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival.

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.

Citizens Theatre/Lanark