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National Theater of Scotland’s brand new large-scale musical Orphans opens this month

Orphans, the highly anticipated new Scottish musical from the National Theater of Scotland, is now open with tickets from just £5.

A darkly comedic musical about family, grief and forgiveness, the show is based on the much-loved cult film written and directed by Peter Mullan.

Directed for the stage for the first time by award-winning theater director Cora Bissett, Orphans is a big, bold Scottish musical with gritty, heartfelt songs from Glasgow songwriting team Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly, ingeniously adapted for the stage. by playwright Douglas Maxwell.

The musical premiered at the Beacon Art Centre, Greenock, ahead of its premiere at the SEC Glasgow before continuing to tour Edinburgh and Inverness.

This is the biggest musical the National Theater of Scotland has ever produced and offers a set not to be missed.

The production marks the welcome return of live performances from the National Theater of Scotland to Scottish theatres.

Set in 1998, Orphans follows the Flynn siblings on a stormy night in Glasgow following the death of their mother.

Thomas doesn’t leave the church, Michael bleeds and roams the streets, John has a gun and is determined to get revenge while Sheila wants to live her life as she pleases. But will the siblings survive the night to make it to their mother’s funeral?

Tickets are available from £5 for 16-26 year olds and on Universal Credit.

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• The National Theater of Scotland is offering a pair of tickets to attend the show on 6 April.

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