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The Return

The Return
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A near-perfect piece of luminous theatrical storytelling. ★★★★
The Scotsman


    Written byEllie Stewart
    Start date28 Feb 2018
    End date1 Mar 2018
  • TicketsFull price £17 / Standard concession £14 / Under 30s & students £12.50 / Other concession £9

    World premiere
    Eden Court Theatre

    France, 1560. In the foothills of the Pyrenees, Bertrande tends to her livestock and mothers her young son, seven years after her husband disappeared. One day a stranger, Arnaud, walks into her life, and before long they decide to present him to the world as her long-lost husband – returned.

    But is it possible that it really is her husband?

    Inspired by the true story of Martin Guerre, The Return is a gripping play about the mystery of identity and the survival instinct, and asks whether we can ever truly know even those we love the best. / @edencourt

    Date & Time
    Wed 28 Feb - Thu 1 Mar, 7.30pm

    Full price £17
    Standard concession £14
    Under 30s / Student £12.50
    Other concession £9

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.


    Running time
    1hr 45mins (inc. interval)

    Age Recommendation 

    Image: Kenneth Macleod

    • Philip Howard

    • Kenneth MacLeod

    • Greg Sinclair

    • Mike Savage

      Lighting Designer
    • Emilie Patry, Thoren Ferguson, Greg Sinclair

    • A near-perfect piece of luminous theatrical storytelling. ★★★★
      The Scotsman
    • Stewart has constructed a dramatic smoke-screen of beguiling beauty and shadowy erotics. ★★★★
      The Herald
    • Ellie Stewart’s deft play offers an insightful, sparkling look at identity and belonging. ★★★★★
      Inverness Courier
    • Emilie Patry gives a shining performance.
      The Stage

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