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The first thing I remember is… falling.
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.
Lanark is a portrait of the outsider artist as a young man, an exploded life story like no other. This theatrical re-imagining of Alasdair Gray’s classic novel takes us from the Dragon Chambers to the Cathedral of Unthank, from the 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.
‘Insanely ambitious… a heady, unsettling, unpredictable dream… this is a darkly playful and intriguingly dislocated evening in which chronological time, theatre’s fourth wall, character conventions and all expectations get smashed.’ Guardian
Lanark: A Life in Three Acts was conceived in collaboration by David Greig and Graham Eatough and adapted for the stage in collaboration with the creative team. It was presented as a co-production between the Citizens Theatre and the Edinburgh International Festival at the Edinburgh International Festival 2015.
Astounding piece of theatre produced on an operatic and highly physical scale.
A landmark event.
A moving elegy for life and art.
Undeniably modernist and quintessentially Scottish.
Loud, large and visually stunning.
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