Rebecca Elise, Alan McHugh and Clare Waugh have been cast in Sell A Door Theatre Company’s production of Sunset Song.
Chris Guthrie is bound to a harsh farming life by her intense love of the land. She dreams of the seductive yet distant world of books and learning, but when war breaks out, Chris suddenly finds herself facing a very different reality as a widowed, single mother in a land altered beyond recognition.
Set in a farming community in the North East of Scotland, Sunset Song charts Chris’s struggle to adapt to her new world and hold together her fragile family. Her survival depends solely on her belief that beyond the sunset lies hope.
Marking a hundred years since the start of the First World War, Sell a Door Theatre Company revives Alastair Cording’s faithful adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic story, recently voted Scotland’s most popular novel of all time.
Rebecca Elise will play Chris Guthrie alongside Alan McHugh (John Guthrie), Clare Waugh (Jean Guthrie), Craig Anthony-Ralston (Ewan Tavendale), David McKay (Chae Strachan), Fraser Sivewright (Will Guthrie), Jennifer Hainey (Margret Strachan) and Sandy Nelson (Rob Duncan).
Produced by Sell A Door Theatre Company in Association with The Beacon, Sunset Song is directed by Julie Ellen, Designed by Jan Bee Brown with Lighting Designed by Alexander Ridgers.