Sunset Song

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Sell A Door,
Scottish Tour Autumn 2014

Director – Julie Ellen
Assistant Director – Nicola Todd
Designer – Jan Bee Brown
Lighting Designer – Alex Ridgers
Production Manager – Jools Walls

Chris Guthrie is bound to a harsh farming life by her intense love of the land. She dreams of the seductive yet distant world of books and learning, but when war breaks out, Chris suddenly finds herself facing a very different reality as a widowed, single mother in a land altered beyond recognition.

Set in a farming community in the North East of Scotland, Sunset Song charts Chris’s struggle to adapt to her new world and hold together her fragile family. Her survival depends solely on her belief that beyond the sunset lies hope.

Marking a hundred years since the start of the First World War, Sell a Door Theatre Company and the Beacon Arts Centrerevive Alastair Cording’s faithful adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic Sunset Song, recently voted Scotland’s most popular novel of all time.

“What’s most striking about the production […] is the quietly powerful, eloquent flow of movement across the stage.” – The Scotsman ****