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I Didn’t Always Live Here at the Finborough Theatre

I Didn’t Always Live Here

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About the Show Less...

A compassionate and heart rending journey into the forgotten lives of the dispossessed and elderly. Read More >

Glasgow, the 1970s. Martha and Amie are old neighbours, trapped in their decaying tenement and cut off from family and friends. With the present closing in and the future uncertain, Martha and Amie’s real companions are the past and their memories of ordinary lives peopled by extraordinary characters and their struggles and triumphs.

I Didn’t Always Live Here is a compassionate and heart rending journey into the forgotten lives of the dispossessed and elderly, as well as an uplifting journey into the human spirit’s capacity to cope with social exclusion and financial hardship.

One of multi-award-winning playwright and poet Stewart Conn’s earliest works, I Didn’t Always Live Here received its world premiere at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre in 1967. It now receives its English premiere and its first ever production since a production at Dundee Rep in June 1973. It also marks Lisa Blair’s debut as a freelance director following her work with both the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.



Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 26/03/2013

Closing Night: 20/04/2013

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Cast & Creative


Christopher Birch, Alice Haig, Cameron Harris, Jenny Lee, Joshua Manning, Eileen Nicholas, Carl Prekopp, Lewis Rae, James Robinson and Ross F. Sutherland


Director - Lisa Blair

Designer - Alex Marker

Lighting Designer - Brendan Albrey

Sound - Max Pappenheim

Author - Stewart Conn

Music By - Josh Sneesby