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Archive listings for Kidnapped (2023)

Work type: Play.


Producer National Theatre of Scotland. Music Michael John McCarthy (musical arrangement). Director Isobel McArthur. Director Gareth Nicholls. Design Tim Reid (video). Design Anna Orton. Costume Anna Orton. Lighting Ben Ormerod. Sound Clare Hibberd. Performer Ryan J Macray (Davie). Performer Malcolm Cumming (Alan). Performer Christina Gordon (Ensemble). Performer Danielle Jam (Ensemble). Performer Fatima Jawara (Ensemble). Performer Grant O'Rourke (Ensemble). Performer David Rankine (Ensemble). Performer Isaac Savage (Ensemble). Performer Karen Young (Ensemble).
9 May 23 to 13 May 23Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V568
listing details L1690878034
3 May 23 to 6 May 23Perth Theatre, Perth :: V637
listing details L01591861963
25 Apr 23 to 29 Apr 23Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
listing details L69723780
11 Apr 23 to 22 Apr 23Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh :: V604
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5 Apr 23 to 8 Apr 23Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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28 Mar 23 to 1 Apr 23Beacon Arts Centre (formerly Arts Guild Theatre), Greenock :: V1047
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Kidnapped archive19-year-old Davie Balfour has never left home, never been kissed and never fired a gun. Armed with nothing but a hand-drawn map, he heads off on an adventure like no other - quickly realising that he has a lot of catching up to do. The production follows Davie on a journey of eye-opening discovery as he navigates murderous foes, Jacobite outlaws and the most inept crew of pirates this side of the Atlantic. This version of Kidnapped reframes the relationship between the central characters Davie Balfour and Alan Breck Stewart as a romance, which is played out through their adventures across the Lowlands and Highlands of a Scotland, still reeling from the aftermath of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion. Robert Louis Stevenson's wife, Frances, an American writer who supported Robert throughout his writing, also features in the production in the role of a spirit guide to the protagonist.


Book by: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by(s): Isobel McArthur, Michael John McCarthy

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