Prudencia’s coming home

Feb 26 2014 | By More
NTS smash hit to play Assembly Roxy
Melody Grove as Prudencia Hart. Photo © Johan Perrson

Melody Grove as Prudencia Hart. Photo © Johan Perrson

By Thom Dibdin

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, the pub-set, site-specific hit by David Greig and Wils Wilson for the National Theatre of Scotland is to play limited dates at Edinburgh’s Assembly Roxy theatre this March.

Arriving home from the NTS’s longest international tour to date – spanning four continents, nine countries and 46 different venues – Prudencia Hart will play venues in Glasgow, Perth and Edinburgh from March 7 to 30, as part of the company’s “Dear Scotland” 2014 season.

The show invites its audience to share a lock-in, for an evening of supernatural storytelling, music and theatre inspired by the Border Ballads, Robert Burns and the poems of Robert Service.

The whole is delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, devilish encounters and wild karaoke. It tells of the uptight academic, Prudencia Hart (Melody Grove), who sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders one wintry morning.

As the snow begins to fall, little does Prudencia – or the audience – know who or what awaits her there as her dreamlike journey of self-discovery unfolds among and around them. The ensemble production also features composer Alasdair Macrae with Annie Grace, David McKay and Paul McCole.

Director Wils Wilson says, “It’s truly wonderful that The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is coming back home to tour Scotland again in 2014.  The audience plays such a big part in the show that every performance is different, a challenge, a new encounter.”

The tour is being sponsored by Benromach Single Malt Whisky, allowing every over-18 audience member to share a dram of Benromach during the show.

The show plays the Roxy, Tue 18 – Sat 22 March 2014.

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Prudencia Hart Listings March 2014

Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow
10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow, G20 8YE.
Fri 7 March 7.30pm; Sat 8 March 2pm; Sun 9 March, 3pm.
Tue 25, Wed 26, Fri 28, Sat 29 March: 7.30pm; Sat 29 mat: 2.30pm; Sun 30 mat: 3pm.
Box Office: Tron Theatre 0141 552 4267;

Perth Theatre’s Redrooms
Perth Theatre 185 High Street, PH1 5UW
Thurs 13 – Sat 15 March: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm
Box Office: Horsecross 01738 621031

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
Tue 18-Sat 22 March, 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.
Box Office: Traverse Theatre 0131 228 1404 Website:



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