by Bridget Boland
directed by Wils Wilson
"West Bound in the Dress Circle. East Bound in the Stalls."
The whole theatre becomes a stage and all of Europe the actors in Bridget Boland’s explosive 1947 drama, Cockpit.
You enter The Lyceum, but take your seats in Germany, 1945 in a provincial playhouse being used as a makeshift transit camp for displaced persons from across the continent.
As the play unfolds around you, British ofﬁcers start to organise convoys for repatriation east and west. But agreement is not so easily achieved: one woman refuses to go West with collaborators; a Polish couple are terrified to travel East with the Russians; a Yugoslav partisan will not leave until he’s confronted a Chetnik hiding backstage. Many have no wish to go ‘home’ at all.
Arguments flare, violence ignites and yet there is also beauty and humanity to be found in the most unexpected places.
This timely revival of a lost classic takes us back to the inception of modern Europe with Boland’s masterful writing deftly illuminating this vital historic moment.
Cockpit will be an immersive experience where the whole auditorium is part of the action. Directed by Lyceum Associate Artist Wils Wilson, known for her production of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart which has enchanted audiences across the world.
Times and Prices
6, 7 & 9 October
£10 Preview tickets on sale from 11 September
Tuesday - Saturday
MATINEES from 11 October, 2pm
Wednesdays and Saturdays
Tuesday - Saturday: £16 - £32
Wednesday and Saturday: £14 - £28
from £10, not available on Premium Seats
For full details on concession pricing please contact Box Office on 0131 248 4848
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