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Rebus: Long Shadows

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Running time: Act 1: 50 minutes, Interval: 20 minutes, Act 2: 65 minutes

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Please note this performance contains strong language
Age Recommendation: 12+


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The new story exclusively on stage…
By Ian Rankin adapted by Rona Munro

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…

Rebus will need help from his ex-colleagues but one of them is already looking for him. DI Siobhan Clarke was Rebus’ greatest ally on the force but is worried that his past actions may stop them finally convicting a dangerous killer. Soon Rebus is caught between two cases and can only turn to one person to help him – the man he spent his career trying to arrest.

In the role of John Rebus, 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 as Siobhan Clarke and theatre and TV stalwart John Stahl, best known for playing Richard Karstark in Game of Thrones, as Big Ger Cafferty.

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.

Featuring Charles Lawson as John Rebus
Cathy Tyson as Siobhan
John Stahl as Big Ger Cafferty

Director Robin Lefevre


Royal Members
Save £7.50 on all £33 & £31 tickets on Monday 7.30pm performance, and save up to £6 off Stalls and Upper Circle tickets making tickets £27 on Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm and  Wednesday 2pm.

Under 16s & Go Card Holders
Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £27, Monday to Thursday 7.30pm & Wednesday 2pm performances.

Groups 10+
Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £27, Monday to Thursday 7.30pm & Wednesday 2pm performances on bookings of 10 or more, with 1 free ticket per 20 seats booked. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 7210622 to book.

No concessions in the Balcony, or for Friday 7.30pm & Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm.

'Rankin is a master storyteller'

The Guardian

'Britain's No.1 crime writer'

The Mirror

'Pacy, engaging, smart, ingenious, excellently riddled and raddled - what's not to like about Rebus?'

Scotland on Sunday