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VenueRoyal Lyceum Theatre
Other spaces: Garage Theatre
From14th August 2019
To18th August 2019
WhenWed,Thu,Sun 19:30. Thu,Sat Mats14:30. Fri 13:00
What is currently on at Royal Lyceum Theatre (V604)

Red Dust Road

Are we as shaped by the folksongs we hear as we are by the cells in our bodies? Red Dust Road is adapted from the soul-searching memoir by Jackie Kay, poet, playwright, novelist and Scottish Makar. It's a journey full of heart, humour and profound emotion, exploring race, identity and family secrets, with a deeply human curiosity and compassion. Born in Edinburgh, Jackie Kay grew up in Glasgow in the 1970s as the adopted, mixed-race child of lifelong committed communists. As a child, while watching cowboys and Indians on TV, Jackie noticed her skin was a different colour to her mother's. In searching for answers to what makes her - nature or nurture - she decided to find her birth parents. Travelling from Scotland to Nigeria, Red Dust Road chronicles Jackie's 20-year search for her biological mother and father and her quest for them to recognise her own existence.
Book by Jackie Kay
Adapted by Tanika Gupta

Archive :: production:T0720689050, performance:S2146575897, venue:V604

Production details

World Premiere Edinburgh International Festival

Special Performances

  • 17 Aug 19 Sign Interpreted
  • 18 Aug 19 Touch Tour
  • 18 Aug 19 Audio Described
  • 18 Aug 19 Captioned


Producer National Theatre of Scotland
Producer Home
Director Dawn Walton
Design Simon Kenny
Costume Simon Kenny
Lighting Lizzie Powell
Music Tayo Akinbode
Sound Richard Hammarton
Director Vicki Igbokwe (movement director)
Director Jack Nurse (associate director)
DramaturgRosie Kellagher
Director Laura Donnelly (CDG - casting director)
Performer Stefan Adegbola (Jonathan/Sidney)
Performer Irene Allan (Elizabeth)
Performer Simone Cornelius (Ensemble)
Performer Elicia Daly (Ensemble)
Performer Seroca Davis (Ensemble)
Performer Sasha Frost (Jackie)
Performer Lewis Howden (John)
Performer Elaine C Smith (Helen)
Performer Declan Spaine (Maxwell/Kachi)

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