Orphans archiveA darkly comic musical about family, grief and forgiveness, based on the much-loved cult film. Set in 1998, Orphans follows the Flynn siblings on a stormy night in Glasgow after the death of their mother. Thomas won't leave the church, Michael is bleeding and roaming the streets, John has a gun and is set on revenge while Sheila wants to live life on her own terms. But will the siblings survive the night to get to their mother's funeral?


Music(s): Roddy Hart, Tommy Reilly
Lyrics(s): Roddy Hart, Tommy Reilly
Book by: Douglas Maxwell
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Archive listings for Orphans

Work type: Musical.


World PremiereProducer National Theatre of Scotland. Director Cora Bissett. Design Emily James. Costume Emily James. Sound Pippa Murphy. Lighting Lizzie Powell. Other Kerry Michael (cultural consultant). Director Niloo-Far Khan (assistant). Director Vicki Manderson (movement). Director Jade Adamson (associate movement director). Musical Director Shonagh Murray (associate musical director). Performer Robert Florence (Michael). Performer Amy Conachan (Sheila). Performer Reuben Joseph (Michael). Performer Chloe Hodgson (Bernadette). Performer Amber Sylvia Edwards. Performer Louise McCarthy. Performer John McLarnon. Performer Patricia Panther. Performer Paul McCole. Performer Martin Quinn. Performer Betty Valencia. Performer Harry Ward. Performer Dylan Wood.
26 Apr 22 to 30 Apr 22Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
listing details L54721065
12 Apr 22 to 16 Apr 22King's Theatre, Edinburgh :: V601
listing details L059228605
6 Apr 22 to 9 Apr 22Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow :: V1986850853
listing details L145789773
1 Apr 22 to 2 Apr 22Beacon Arts Centre (formerly Arts Guild Theatre), Greenock :: V1047
listing details L1390220849

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