Under Another Sky –Theatre
Performed at Edinburgh International Festival as part of Playing With Books
Based on Charlotte Higgins book Under Another Sky
Play by David Greig
Directed by Elizabeth Newman
Actors: Brian Ferguson & Jessica Hardwick
Music by Laura Rossi
Performed by Laura Rossi – Piano and Electronics & Mike Outram – Electric Guitar.
Under Another Sky was part of Playing With Books at Edinburgh International Festival – making a play out of Charlotte Higgins brilliant book, with a sold out performance at The Spiegeltent, Edinburgh, followed by a discussion with the actors, musicians, director, writer and author.
Under Another Sky: When Guardian chief culture writer Charlotte Higgins set out to explore the Roman occupation of Britain, not only did she embark on a work of serious history: she began a personal odyssey with her partner (and fellow classicist) in his ageing VW camper van. 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. In partnership with Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre and playwright David Greig we present a theatrical response to Higgins’s triumphant work of non-fiction.