Doctors of Philosophy by Muriel Spark

Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Sunday 19 August, 5.30pm

Several of Spark’s novels have been adapted for theatre and film, but Doctors of Philosophy is the only one she wrote specially for the stage. In partnership with Edinburgh International Book Festival we present a rehearsed reading of the entire play. Hardly ever seen on stage since its London premiere in 1962, this is a very special one-off performance edited by David Greig and directed by Marilyn Imrie. The actors; the scenery; reality itself: everything is unreliable in this astonishing piece of theatre which demonstrates Muriel Spark at the peak of her powers. In a London theatre world dominated by ‘angry young men’, a sophisticated play by a Scottish middle-class woman was destined to gain little traction in the 1960s. Now its time has finally come.

More info here


Latest News

Number One Fan – A Play, A Pie and A Pint

See Joyce Falconer and David McGowan in Number One Fan at Oran Mor, written by Kim Millar and directed by April Chamberlain. Jan McArthur is raging. Her husband just left…Read More

Frankenstein – On Tour

Natali McCleary and Greg Powrie head out on tour this autumn in Selladoor’s Frankenstein, a major new production coming to venues throughout the UK. Rona Munro’s brilliant new adaptation of…Read More

From Paisley to Paolo – A Play, A Pie and A Pint

BAA’s Michael McCardie features in From Paisley to Paolo, one of Oran Mor’s returning plays, coming back this September. Cast: Joshua Haynes, Michael McCardie and Saul Davidson Its 2006, Jack…Read More

Tay Bridge – Dundee Rep

Peter Arnott‘s Tay Bridge opens this September at Dundee Rep, and features Barrie Hunter. On the night of Sunday December 28, 1879, the unthinkable happened. Battered by a ferocious storm, the…Read More

The Afflicted – The Scotsman Fringe First Award

Congratulations to Amy Kennedy, Groupwork and everyone involved in The Afflicted, which has received a Fringe First Award! Given out weekly by The Scotsman, the awards commend original productions that…Read More

Mouthpiece – Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award

We’re delighted for Angus Taylor , Kieran Hurley and everyone involved in Mouthpiece, which has just been awarded the 2019 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award. The award, presented annually by the…Read More