Meet the real edgy Bard. In crisis and contradiction but at full creative stretch. Rough Cut brings you Burns in the raw for the 21st century. Based on Donald Smith's controversial novel, Between Ourselves, it focuses on the pivotal crisis of Burns' life and career " his stay in Edinburgh. Recreating his lost (or unwritten) diaries, we meet Edinburgh, high and low through Burns' eyes " encountering the familiar and unexpected. Its the man behind the myth, but one who wears many masks. 'Raw, punchy and a universe away from shortbread tins' **** (List). **** (EdinburghTheatreGuide.com).