The Events

By David Greig

“If I’m going to make a mark on the world I have to do it now.

The only means I have are art or violence.

And I was never any good at drawing.”

When Claire, a priest, survives a mass shooting she sets out on a quest to answer the most difficult question of all: ‘Why?’. The Events is a journey that takes her to the edge of reason, science, politics and faith. Brought to you by Cumbernauld Theatre in association with Wonder Fools, and led by Director Jack Nurse, this is a thrilling, theatrical and visceral new staging of David Greig’s modern classic.  It features an exciting collaboration between the professional cast and a Community Choir that has been specially created for this production.

Join us at Lanternhouse this September to see this acclaimed play brought to life, inviting audiences to reflect on the complexities of forgiveness, resilience, and the power of community in times of tragedy.

Show details:

Dates: Saturday 28th September – Saturday 5th October 2024

Times: 14:30pm & 19:00pm

Age: 14+

Venue: Cumbernauld Theatre at Lanternhouse, South Kildrum Ring Road, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire G67 2UF

“Black Watch reimagined for a small town function room” — ★★★★ The Herald on 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War

“Powerful” — ★★★★★ Reviews Hub on Lampedusa

“Lively mixture of lecture, storytelling and interviews”— ★★★★ The Guardian on The Coolidge Effect

“A formidable piece of popular small-scale touring theatre in the 7:84 tradition, educating working class audiences across Scotland about their own history, while providing a superb night out.” ★★★★ Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman on 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War

Written by David Greig

Music by John Browne

Directed by Jack Nurse

Community Choir led by Clare Haworth

Designed by Becky Minto

Lighting Designed by Lizzie Powell

Sound Design and Original Composition by Gary Cameron

Production Managed by Casimira Hayward-Peel

Deputy Stage Managed by Emma Yeomans

A Cumbernauld Theatre production in association with Wonder Fools and supported by Creative Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council.