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National Theatre of Scotland, The Joyce Theater and Edinburgh International Festival present: Burn, created by Alan Cumming and Steven Hoggett.

“And still my motto is: I dare”

A co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland, New York City’s The Joyce Theater and Edinburgh International Festival, ‘Burn’ is a new creation from the legendary Scottish actor and author Alan Cumming, and the Olivier award-winning and internationally renowned choreographer Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

This brand-new piece of dance theatre challenges the ‘biscuit tin’ image of Scotland’s National Bard and goes beyond the poetry to focus on the man himself – his poverty, his personal tragedy, his struggles with mental health and his spectacular success.

There will be a special post-show Q&A with Alan Cumming following the performance on Thursday 25 August.  This is open to all Thursday ticket holders.


Group discounts available

Groups 8 plus: £5 off
Groups 20 plus: £6 off
Groups 30 plus: £7 off

Group discount will be automatically applied when the qualifying number of tickets have been added to your basket. 

To book more than 10 tickets, please contact the box office.


Important information

Age recommendation: 12+

Contains mild swearing and sexual references. Strobe like lights are used in this performance.


1 hour (no interval)


£40.50 - £12.50



Friends’ Discount

Friends: 2 FOR 1 opening 2 nights; £4 off all other performances



Burn Monologue

Visual Guide

A visual guide is available for this performance.

It is available on the National Theatre of Scotland website and from our Box Office. Please ask a member of staff for more information.