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Under Another Sky

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Under Another Sky

Written by Charlotte Higgins and adapted by David Greig

Director/Set and Costume Designer Elizabeth Newman

Assistant Director Connor Going

Associate and Movement Director Lesley Hutchison

Lighting Designer Jeanine Byrne

Associate Lighting Designer Peter Fennell

Sound Designer Ben Occhipinti

Original Music Composer Laura Rossi


Under Another Sky is about how we, as individuals and a society, relate to a deep and sometimes irrecoverable past when the Romans held much of Britain as an imperial possession – through traces and echoes in the landscape, through artefacts, and through the stories we tell ourselves about nationhood.

A dramatisation of Charlotte Higgins’ critically acclaimed book, this new adaptation from David Greig explores where Romans once marched. We follow Charlotte and Matthew on their life affirming journey where they’ll meet legends like Boudicca and Tacitus.

Under Another Sky was originally commissioned by the Royal Lyceum Theatre and Edinburgh International Book Festival as part of the festival’s Playing with Books strand in 2019.

Under Another Sky has very kindly been supplied some of its props by Dodington Dairy, to find out more about Dodington Dairy CLICK HERE



Venue: Amphitheatre

Date: 10 Aug – 23 Sep

Ticket prices: from £29.  Concessions available – call Box Office for more information.


“Bright and inquisitive”

The Stage


“a thoughtful odyssey around the country”

The Guardian

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