About This Show

It’s Burns Night at an elite Scottish university. Lady J, daughter of the provost and fellow at St Duncan’s College, ducks out of the formal dinner to join the raucous rituals of the domestic staff. A risqué game between her and Jock, her father’s butler, reveals a deep chasm at the heart of Lady J’s inner world, and cracks in Jock’s narcissistic armour, as his hard-working fiancé, Kirsten the housekeeper, sleeps on. As the night progresses, the intoxicating mix of Ceilidh, single malt, poetry recitals and forbidden fruit provide the perfect conditions for the sins of the fathers (and mothers) to manifest in Strindberg’s timeless characters; culminating in a toxic union that threatens to undo the tightly held reputations and traditions embedded in the seven-hundred-year-old walls of St Dunc’s.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: 17 November 2023 Final Performance: 26 November 2023