Playing with Books: The Long Drop by Denise Mina

  • Wed 25 Aug 20:30 - 22:00
  • The New York Times Theatre (in Sculpture Court)
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  • The New York Times Theatre (in Sculpture Court)
  • £16.00 [£13.00]
Playing with Books: The Long Drop by Denise Mina

In the fourth year of our celebrated co-productions with the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, we present theatrical and musical explorations of scenes from much-loved books, followed by a discussion with the author and creative teams.

The Long Drop is Denise Mina’s extraordinary multi award-winning depiction of one of Scotland’s most notorious serial killers, Peter Manuel. Based on true events, it evokes the bizarre encounters between Manuel and William Watt, whose wife, sister-in-law and daughter have recently been murdered. Watt suspects Manuel to have done the deed, so what does he do? He takes Manuel out on a drinking binge. For this event, Dominic Hill, Artistic Director of Citizens Theatre has worked with acclaimed writer Linda McLean and actors to prepare dramatic scenes from the book that they present in a 45-minute performance. Afterwards, Hill, McLean and the actors are joined on stage by Denise Mina for a discussion (with audience contributions) about the book and the performance they have presented.

This is a live event, with an author Q&A. If buying a ticket to watch the event in-person, the author will be on stage, in the venue.

Categories: Crime/Thriller, Fiction, Scottish Fiction, Scottish Interest

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