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Rehearsed Reading

Annville is an important new play in Scots and English by Martin Travers.

Adapted from the novel The Flourish by Canadian writer and artist Heather Spears.

Directed by Amanda Gaughan.

In November 1883 Scotland’s greatest untold tragedy reached its bloody conclusion in Annville House in Kirkfieldbank outside Lanark. A man with his jugular vein severed lies dead in the scullery. Two women inching towards the gate bleeding to death. This is the tale of how that wickedness came to pass.

Glasgow University student Willie Brown, sick with Milk Fever, returns to Annville House to recuperate. His cousin, music teacher Charlotte, cares for him as he struggles to recover. As winter descends on the valley tempers and jealousies crack and shatter like ice on the Clyde.

Performed by five of Scotland’s most talented actors and a professional pianist, this dark and harrowing story with live hymns and piano score will creek over the boards of your mind leaving you wondering what could have been done to stop the horror.

The reading will be followed by a short post-show discussion about the Scots language of the play and women’s rights and duties in nineteenth century Scotland; hosted by the playwright, novelist and director.

If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter, please select a full price ticket to book at the discounted rate.

A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. No booking fee is applied to tickets purchased in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office.

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Scottish Storytelling Centre
Netherbow Theatre


Sat 7 Oct

Full Price - £5.00
Concession £2.00
Storytelling Centre Supporter - £1.50

Start Time & Duration:
1pm (3hrs)

Additional Info:
Rehearsed Reading 14+

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