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Gray Day: looking back at the stage production of Lanark

Today, 25th February 2021, is the first  #GrayDay a celebration of writer and artist Alasdair Gray on the 40th anniversary of his masterpiece Lanark. To mark Gray Day and to share what his work has meant to us here at the Citizens Theatre, we are taking a look back at our “insanely ambitious” (Guardian) stage production with Edinburgh International Festival that premiered at the 2015 festival. Often described as ‘Scotland’s Ulysses’, Alasdair Gray’s 560-page novel was turned into a theatrical epic, adapted by David Greig and directed by Graham Eatough in a new co-production for the Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival. Following previews in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Lanark: A Life in Three Acts received its world premiere at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh as part of the 2015 Festival, before returning for a full run in Glasgow. As we discovered in interviews ahead of the production opening, it had been a long-held dream for David Greig and Graham Eatough t

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