Burn
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Alan Cumming returns to the International Festival with a performance exploring the true character of Scotland's national bard Robert Burns.

This world premiere dance-theatre show challenges the biscuit tin image of Robert Burns, Scotlands national bard, and goes beyond the poetry to focus on the man himself " his poverty, his personal tragedy, his struggles with mental health and his spectacular success.

A co-production between Edinburgh International Festival, the National Theatre of Scotland, and New York Citys The Joyce Theater, Burn is a new creation from the legendary Scottish actor, author and International Festival favourite Alan Cumming and the Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and featuring the music of Anna Meredith (Mercury Prize nominated for Fibs).

A touch tour for this production is available before the 8pm performance on 10 August.

Supported by

Sir Ewan and Lady Brown

National Theatre of Scotland

Alan Cumming Creator and Performer

Steven Hoggett Creator and Co-choreographer

Vicki Manderson Co-choreographer

Ana Ins Jabares-Pita Set Designer

Tim Lutkin Lighting Designer

Lewis Den Hertog Video Designer

Katrina Lindsay Costume Designer

Matt Padden Sound Designer

Shilpa T-Hyland Associate Director

Featuring the music of Anna Meredith

Co-produced by Edinburgh International Festival, National Theatre of Scotland and The Joyce Theater, New York City

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