Rebus: A Game Called Malice

£23.25 - 41.25

Evenings 7.30pm | Matinees 2.30pm
Running time: TBC

Rebus: A Game Called Malice

The thrilling new story, exclusively on stage!

Starring Gray O'Brien, Abigail Thaw and Billy Hartman

A splendid dinner party in an Edinburgh stately home concludes with a murder mystery game created by the hostess. A murder needs to be solved. But the guests have secrets of their own, threatened by the very game they are playing. And among them is Inspector John Rebus. True crime is his calling. Is he playing an alternative game, one to which only he knows the rules?

There are suspects, clues and danger with every twist and turn - and a shocking discovery will send this game called ‘Malice' hurtling towards a gasp-inducing conclusion. 

Sir Ian Rankin is the multimillion-copy award-winning bestseller of over thirty novels worldwide and the creator of John Rebus. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have been adapted for radio, the stage and the screen. His Rebus novels have dominated the detective fiction market with the ensuing television series ensuring the detective’s legendary status.

Perhaps best known for his roles in Coronation StreetPeak Practice and Casualty, acclaimed Scottish actor Gray O’Brien plays John Rebus.

Ian Rankin: Britain's No.1 Crime Writer

Daily Mirror

Rankin is a master storyteller

The Guardian

Rebus is an outstanding creation

Daily Telegraph

It's the puzzle that draws you in and 'Rebus: A Game Called Malice' has its fair share of unpredictability and intrigue

The Times

Tickets from £25.00*

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Friends 20% off (excl. Fri & Sat)
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25 & Under £10 tickets available to book online on the day of the performance, subject to availability. Find out more about how to sign up

Groups (8+): £4 off Stalls and Dress. 
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Access Performances


Thu 12 Sep, 7.30pm
Captioner: TBC

Audio Description

Sat 14 Sep, 2.30pm
Touch Tour: 1.30pm
Audio describers: TBC

BSL Sign Language Interpreted

Sat 14 Sep, 2.30pm
BSL Interpreter: TBC

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