Theatre Preview: Sunset Song, 30 September – 4 October, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

31 Aug

Here’s a blast from the past: a new adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song, a book well-remembered by myself as a staple of English classes in High School, comes to Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre from Tuesday 30 September – Saturday 4 October.

The first of Gibbon’s A Scots Quair trilogy, Sunset Song provides an insight into the life of a young woman growing up in rural Scotland in the 1920s and 30s. Her story, and that of those around her, reflect wide-reaching issues – the affects of war, national identity and the impact of modern ways on rural life are dealt with unflinchingly.

Hannah Donaldson plays the central character of Chris Guthrie with Joyce Falconer, Alan McHugh, Finn Den Hertog, Rod Matthew, Sally Reid and Graeme Stirling also star in the play.

Full details are available on the King’s Theatre website.

Read the itsonitsgone review of Sunset Song


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