Dunsinane, a new play by David Greig, is a vision of one man’s desire to restore peace in a country ravaged by war.

Late at night in a foreign land, an English army sweeps through the landscape under cover of darkness and takes the seat of power.

Struggling to contain his men and the ambitions of his superiors, the commanding officer attempts to negotiate the unspoken rules of this unfamiliar country. This is Scotland in the eleventh century at the height of the fight for succession of the Scottish throne.

Dunsinane author Greig is a playwright and screenwriter whose play with music Midsummer was a hit of this year’s Edinburgh Festival. His work has been produced in almost every country in Europe as well as the US and Australia. His previous plays for the Royal Shakespeare Company include The American Pilot (2005) and Victoria (2000).

Dunsinane is directed by RSC Associate Director Roxana Silbert. This is her first production for the RSC having previously been Artistic Director of Paines Plough.

For more about Dunsinane at the Hampstead theatre, read the First Night Feature or our exclusive article by director Silbert.

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