Double M Arts & Events and
The Royal Lyceum Theater, Edinburgh
present a Revival of the original National Theatre of Scotland production of
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart
February 8 – 11 – 7pm
February 11 &12 – 2pm
Join us as the stage space at Marion Cultural and Civic Center is transformed into a Scottish Pub. You will sit in this newly created pub for this immersive theater experience as the story unravels around you.
Sit a spell, sip a pint, and be spirited away to bewitching borderlands by this moving and magical comic fantasy. Based on the globally-acclaimed production by the National Theatre of Scotland, the original artistic team of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart has reunited to bring the runaway hit of the 2011 and 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Inspired by the Scottish Border Ballads–centuries old songs, speaking of supernatural occurrences along the England-Scotland border–the tale finds uptight academic Prudencia Hart departing one wintry morning for a conference in the borderlands. What awaits her is an enchanting and suspenseful journey of devilish encounters, wittily wild karaoke, and dreamlike self-discovery. Renowned Scottish playwright David Greig connects the dots between contemporary themes, Scottish culture and identity, and the grand tradition of writing for the stage, by weaving a tale set in the current time but using largely rhymed verse. With razor-sharp turns, Prudencia is manically funny and soul-searching, often within the same stanza.
Prudencia is a full-tilt immersive theatrical experience. The actors will madly traverse our stage at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center, magically transformed for the night into a Scottish pub. With action everywhere around you, Prudencia takes you on an epic journey of vivid imagination. This means you will be seated on the stage “inside the pub” for an immersive Theatrical experience.
All Edinburgh Theatre
7 August 2022
The Royal Lyceum’s revival of the renowned The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, at the University of Edinburgh’s Playfair Library, keeps everything that has made the play such a success. And then adds more on top. (full review here)