By David Greig. Co-created with Wils Wilson. Directed by Debbie Hannan.
A devilish offering from award-winning writer David Greig, THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART is a wild musical play that sees Scottish folk songs collide with decadent karaoke under the direction of Debbie Hannan. Oozing with wit, passion, seduction and sambucas, this show is a riotous mix of rhyming couplets, live music and a glimpse of the underworld.
It’s the winter solstice and lover of old things and traditional ways, Prudencia Hart, fresh from her PhD, is conference bound. In a hot stuffy hall on the borders, she shares her theories on Hell in folk literature. But, as the snow falls thick and fast the small-town flings off its folk traditions, dumps Robert Burns for a bit of Kylie, and grabs the karaoke mic with both hands. The night gets increasingly raucous and it's astonishing what Prudencia will discover between the snow and the vodka shots - not least, what she finds out about herself.
VENUE: The Theatre, the Royal Exchange Theatre
DATES: Saturday 4 December 2021 - Saturday 15 January 2022
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours & 30 minutes (including interval)
AGE GUIDANCE: 14+
TICKET PRICES: Standard Tickets range from £10 - £32. Concessions available.
UNDER 30s TICKETS: There are a limited number of £7 tickets available for Under 30s on the Second Gallery and at Stage Level (not including D Row). The first thirty Under 30s tickets purchased for each show will be automatically reduced to £7, any further Under 30s tickets will offer a discount of £3 to £5.
TIMES (SOCIALLY DISTANCED PERFORMANCES ARE MARKED 'SD'):
||04 December 2021||19:30|
|Monday (preview)||06 December 2021||19:30|
||07 December 2021||19:30
||09 December 2021||19:30|
|Friday||10 December 2021||19:30|
|Saturday||11 December 2021||14:30 & 19:30|
|Monday||13 December 2021||19:30 (SD)
|Tuesday||14 December 2021||19:30|
|Wednesday||15 December 2021||14:30 (SD) & 19:30
|Thursday||16 December 2021||19:30|
|Friday||17 December 2021||19:30|
|Saturday||18 December 2021||14:30 & 19:30
|Monday||20 December 2021||19:30|
|Tuesday||21 December 2021||14:30 & 19:30
|Wednesday||22 December 2021||19:30
|Thursday||23 December 2021||14:30 & 19:30|
|Friday||24 December 2021||14:30|
|Monday||27 December 2021||CANCELLED
|Tuesday||28 December 2021||14:30 & 19:30 (SD)
|Wednesday||29 December 2021||19:30
|Thursday||30 December 2021||14:30 & 19:30
|Friday||31 December 2021||14:30
|Saturday||01 January 2022||19:30
|Monday||03 January 2022||CANCELLED
|Tuesday||04 January 2022||CANCELLED
|Wednesday||05 January 2022||14:30 & 19:30 (SD)
|Thursday||06 January 2022||19:30
|Friday||07 January 2022||19:30
|Saturday||08 January 2022||14:30 (SD) & 19:30
|Monday||10 January 2022||19:30 (SD)
|Tuesday||11 January 2022||19:30
|Wednesday||12 January 2022||14:30 & 19:30
|Thursday||13 January 2022||19:30
|Friday||14 January 2022||19:30 (SD)
|Saturday||15 January 2022||14:30 & 19:30
BOOKING: Tickets are available to buy online.
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Lawrence Hodgson-Mullings as CORBIE & AS CAST
Amelia Isaac Jones as CORBIE & AS CAST
Malin Lewis as MUSICAL DIRECTOR, ADDITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS & AS CAST
Joanne Thomson as PRUDENCIA HART
Paul Tinto as DEVIL & AS CAST
Oliver Wellington as COLIN SYME & AS CAST
WRITTEN BY: David Greig
CO-CREATED WITH: Wils Wilson
DIRECTOR: Debbie Hannan
DESIGNER: Max Johns
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Amy Mae
COMPOSER, ARRANGER & SOUND DESIGNER: Michael John McCarthy
SOUND ASSOCIATE: Sorcha Steele
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR: DK Fashola
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Maria Zemlinskaya
CASTING DIRECTOR: Louis Hammond CDG
COMPANY STAGE MANAGER: Scott McDonald
DEPUTY STAGE MANAGER: Rosie Giarratana
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Sarah Wardle
Audio Described = Saturday 18 December 2021 at 2.30pm
Captioned = Wednesday 5 January 2022 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Relaxed = Saturday 8 January 2022 at 2.30pm. A synopsis is available here for relaxed bookers. This is a socially distanced performance.
British Sign Language (BSL) = Thursday 13 January 2022 at 7.30pm