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The Signalman

  • 06 Nov 2021
  • Lemon Tree

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The Signalman

Winter 1919. Thomas Barclay is transported back in time, to the night when he was the signalman who sent the fateful train onto the Tay Bridge, 40 years before.

Written by Peter Arnott, directed by Ken Alexander, performed by Tom McGovern, this multi-award-winning play examines society’s culture of blaming and shaming.

“Delivered with stunning force.” ***** – The Scotsman

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Students and U26s £5.50

Concessions £8.80




“The Signalman is an elegy: to human frailty, to mighty, all-consuming storms and all of the ‘what ifs’ that remain…There is a robust physicality to Arnott’s words, all in Scots, which are lyrical, bawdy and philosophical, but never performed in an overwrought way. Ken Alexander’s flawless direction lets these words build, linger and drop they come in waves, torrents and finally trickling streams…”
***** The List

“a beautifully pitched production”
**** The Scotsman

“Riveting… McGovern gives a multi-layered performance”
***** AllEdinburghTheatre