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Rebus: Long Shadows

Mon 08 Oct to Sat 13 Oct

Evenings 7.30pm | Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm

Age: 12+ (strong language)

King's Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

£18 - £31.50*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Friends Discounts

Friends of Capital Theatres receive 2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% off all performances.

Rebus: Long Shadows

By Ian Rankin adapted by Rona Munro

Featuring Charles Lawson as John Rebus

Cathy Tyson as Siobhan

John Stahl as Big Ger Cafferty

Directed by Robin Lefevre 

Detective Inspector John Rebus is retired but the shadows of his former life still follow him through the streets of Edinburgh. Whisky helped but now he's denying himself that pleasure. But when the daughter of a murder victim appears outside his flat, he's back on the case and off the wagon…

Ian Rankin’s Rebus novels have dominated the detective fiction market with the ensuing television and radio series ensuring the detective’s legendary status. Now, alongside award-winning playwright Rona Munro, Ian Rankin is bringing his beloved creation to the stage for the very first time.

The cast is led by Charles Lawson best known to TV audiences as the iconic character of Jim McDonald in Coronation Street, which he has played since 1989. The cast also includes Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated actress Cathy Tyson who starred opposite Bob Hoskins in the iconic film Mona Lisa and appeared in the hit TV series Band of Gold and TV stalwart John Stahl, best known for playing Richard Karstark in Game of Thrones.

Designer: Ti Green

Lighting Design: Chahine Yavroyan and Simon Bond 

Composition and Sound Design: Garth McConaghie

Casting: Ginny Schiller CDG 

Rankin is a master storyteller

The Guardian

Britain's No.1 crime writer

The Mirror

Rebus is an outstanding creation

Sunday Telegraph

Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best

The Scotsman

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Thu 11 October 7.30PM

Audio Description

Sat 13 October 2.30PM - Lydia Kerr, Myra Galletly

BSL - Sign Language Interpreted

Sat 13 October 2.30PM - Nicolle Murdoch, Shaurna Dickson

Touch Tours

Sat 13 October 1.30PM

Friends 2 for 1 on Opening Night or 20% off all performances

Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls and Dress)

Concessions £3 off (excl. Friday & Saturday evenings)

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to book. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements please phone the box office who can advise. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003.

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