The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

David Greig

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart by David Greig: ‘Loved the play, and the script is a joy on its own.’ (Andrew Greig, Herald Books of the Year).

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One wintry morning academic Prudencia Hart sets off to a conference in the Scottish Borders. Stranded there by snow, she is swept off on a dream-like journey of self discovery, complete with magical moments, devilish encounters and wittily wild music.

Inspired by the Border ballads, The National Theatre of Scotland’s production of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart by David Greig has toured throughout Scotland and the world since 2011. In 2013 the Royal Court Theatre presented the London premiere of this production as part of their Theatre Local strand of site specific productions.

‘You shouldn’t miss this for the world . . . Rambunctiously life-affirming and touchingly beautiful.’ Herald

‘More vibrantly alive than any piece of theatre I’ve seen in Scotland for years.’ Scotsman


David Greig was born in Edinburgh. His plays include Europe, The Architect, The Speculator, The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union, Outlying Islands, San Diego, Pyrenees, The American Pilot, Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee, Damascus, Midsummer [a play with songs], Dunsinane, The Monster in the Hall and The Strange…

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