1 August, 2019

Announcing a unique Edinburgh Book Festival Collaboration

Elizabeth Newman, Artistic Director at Pitlochry Festival Theatre joins forces with David Greig, Scotland’s leading playwright and Artistic Director of Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre, at the International Edinburgh Book Festival this month.

Part of the Playing With Books section of the Edinburgh festival - a theatrical journey into books, bringing stories to life through a mix of performance, music and discussion - David Greig and Elizabeth Newman will be presenting a theatrical response to Charlotte Higgins’ book Under Another Sky, on Saturday, 10 August, 1.45pm.

Under Another Sky: The Guardian’s chief culture writer, Charlotte Higgins, set out to explore the Roman occupation of Britain as a work of serious history. She also set out on a personal odyssey with her partner in his ageing VW camper van. Exploring the land that was once Rome’s northernmost territory, and how it has changed since the empire fell through accounts of some of Britain's most intriguing, and often unjustly overlooked ancient monuments, Under Another Sky rediscovers the British landscape, and British history, from an entirely fresh angle. The result - a captivating and haunting exploration of the remnants of an empire, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize - is not only hugely entertaining, but offers clues about the origins of Britain’s current political landscape.

All performances take place in The Spiegeltent at Edinburgh International Book Festival in Charlotte Square Gardens.

To book your tickets with Edbookfest Box Office team on 0345 373 5888 or buy online>>>

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