Main House Ron Donachie, Cathy Tyson and John Stahl

Rebus: Long Shadows

by Ian Rankin, adapted by Rona Munro
  • 4 - 9 March

Event Information

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

The brand new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage.

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. When the daughter of a murder victim appears outside his fl at, 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 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.

Playing John Rebus is Ron Donachie, best known for playing DI John Rebus in the BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of the Ian Rankin Rebus mystery novels and for his role of Ser Roderick Cassel in the hit TV series Game of Thrones. . The cast also includes Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated Cathy Tyson who starred opposite Bob Hoskins in the iconic film Mona Lisa and appeared in the hit TV series Band of Gold as Siobhan Clarke, and John Stahl, best known for playing Richard Karstark in Game of Thrones, as Big Ger Cafferty.

★★★★ “As gritty, tormented and uncompromising as the original … fine and eminently theatrical” Observer
★★★★ “Classic Rebus twists and turns … There’s something here for everyone, whether you’re an ardent fan or just someone who enjoys a police drama” Reviews Hub
★★★★ “Totally absorbing” Reviewsgate

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Mon – Fri eves and Sat mat: £23.00 £28.50 £30.50 £33.50 £35.50
Sat eve: £25.50 £29.50 £31.50 £34.50 £37.50
Wed mat: £21.50 £27.00 £29.00 £33.00 £35.00

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies

Daniel Schumann, Lee Dean and Cambridge Arts Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre present

by Ian Rankin Adapted by Rona Munro
Directed by Robin Lefevre



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There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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