Click here!

Charlie Sonata

Chick arrives back in Scotland for a reunion with his old mates Gary and Jackson only to find Gary’s daughter has been the victim of a life-changing car accident. The antiseptic smell of the wards, the relentless beep of the life support and the sterile hospital bed contrast sharply in Chick’s eye with the young wild-haired girl lying there unconscious; inspiring this downtrodden man to embark on a quest to save her life. Read more …

With redemptive purpose Chick wades out into the city night and amidst the swaying revellers, the streetlights and the scream of sirens he searches for an answer – a gutter-bound dreamer looking at the stars.

This funny, lyrical, booze-soaked odyssey is a World Premiere professional production by acclaimed Scottish playwright Douglas Maxwell. It is directed by Matthew Lenton whose Lyceum credits include Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the acclaimed work of his own company Vanishing Point, hosted by The Lyceum for the Edinburgh International Festival 2016.


Features about Charlie Sonata

Theatre preview: Charlie Sonata--The Lyceum

John Kennedy, The Edinburgh Reporter, 06/04/2017

Douglas Maxwell and Matthew Lenton--Charlie Sonata

Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 25/04/2017

Where and when?

Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh from Saturday April 29, 2017, until Saturday May 13, 2017. More info: www.lyceum.org.uk

Comments: 0 (Add)

To post a comment, you need to sign in or register. Forgotten password? Click here.

Find a show


Search the site


Find us on …

Find us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterFind us on YouTube