Rebus: Long Shadows
|Rebus: Long Shadows|
Rehearsal script playtext
|Written by||Ian Rankin|
|Date premiered||20 September 2018|
|Place premiered||Birmingham Repertory Theatre|
The production is directed by Robin Lefevre, designed by Ti Green, lighting designed by Chahine Yavroyan and Simon Bond, composed by Garth McConaghie, assistant direction by Madeleine Kludje and fight direction by Alison de Burgh.
The play premiered at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, running from 20 September to 6 October 2018 before touring to King’s Theatre, Edinburgh (8 to 13 October), Malvern Theatres (15 to 20 October), Theatre Royal, Nottingham (22 to 27 October), Manchester Opera House (29 October to 3 November), Royal & Derngate Northampton (5 to 10 November), His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen (12 to 17 November) and Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (19 to 24 November). It starred Charles Lawson as Rebus, Cathy Tyson as Siobhan Clarke and John Stahl as Cafferty.
The play will continue touring the UK in 2019 beginning at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow (29 January to 2 February), New Theatre, Cardiff (4 to 9 February), Cambridge Arts Theatre (11 to 18 February), Theatre Royal, Newcastle (25 February to 2 March) and Theatre Royal, Bath (4 to 9 March). Ron Donachie will take over from Lawson as Rebus, after playing the role in the BBC Radio adaptations of the novels.
Cast and characters
|Character||2018 premiere||2019 tour|
|John Rebus||Charles Lawson||Ron Donachie|
|Siobhan Clarke||Cathy Tyson|
|Mordaunt / Andy / Barman / Charlie / Technician||Neil McKinven|
|Heather / Maggie||Eleanor House|
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