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Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti

Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh & Tramway, Glasgow

When Argyll landowner Mrs Puntila is drunk, she's a generous and kind-hearted boss who convinces evryone they can have a bright future under her wing. When she's sober, she's a cruel and greedy tyrant. Behind the scenes, her shrewd chauffeur Matti irons out her drunken mishaps while pursing a hopeless romance with her already-spoken-for daughter Eva. Read more …

Brecht’s classic master and servant comedy is given a gender-switched adaptation by award-winning novelist and playwright Denise Mina (The Detective Alex MorrowGarnethill and Paddy Meehan series). 

The role of Mrs Puntila will be taken by beloved Scottish actor Elaine C. Smith. Lyceum favouriteSteven McNicoll (Rhinoceros, An Edinburgh Christmas Carol, The Belle's Stratagem) returns as her put-upon servant. DOT Theatre’s Murat Daltaban returns to direct this entertaining class-conscious comedy after his barn-storming production of Rhinoceros for The Lyceum.


 

Where and when?

Tramway, Glasgow from Wednesday March 25, 2020, until Saturday April 11, 2020. More info: www.tramway.org

Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh from Friday February 28, 2020, until Saturday March 21, 2020. More info: www.lyceum.org.uk

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