by Alasdair Gray, adapted by David Greig

Edinburgh International Festival (2015)

Directed by Graham Eatough

Lighting Design by Nigel Edwards

Projection design by Simon Wainwright

Photography by Eoin Carey

The potent atmosphere of Alasdair Gray’s classic novel lingers for years after reading and it was this atmosphere that all of the creative team wanted to communicate. The novel travels from a fictional dystopian city to post-war Glasgow documentary to science fiction to an alternative 1970s reality in a time of political upheaval.

The set tries hard to keep up, limiting the scenic language to the accumulation of line, in homage to Alasdair Gray’s own extraordinary line drawing.

Winner of Best Design 2016, Critics Awards for Theatre Scotland

“Laura Hopkins’s stage design is inspiring and this is an utterly essential play.”

The Sunday Mail

“…mind-blowing design from Laura Hopkins”

Edinburgh Guide

“brilliant visuals”

Financial Times

“…look and sound stun eye and ear”

The Guardian

“…as hypnotic as it is strange and refreshingly unusual.”

“Mind-bending and brilliant”

The Daily Mail