Rebus: Long Shadows


  • Main Auditorium
  • Tue 12 Mar - Sat 16 Mar
  • Written by Ian Rankin | Adapted by Rona Munro | Directed by Robin Lefevre
    Daniel Schumann, Lee Dean and Cambridge Arts Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre present

'Rankin is a master storyteller' The Guardian
'Rebus is an outstanding creation' Sunday Telegraph
'Britain's no.1 crime writer' The Mirror
'Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best' The Scotsman
'Pacy, engaging, smart, ingenious, excellently, riddled and raddled - what's not to like about Rebus?' Scotland On Sunday

Detective Inspector John Rebus is retired but the shadows of his former life still follow him through the streets of Edinburgh. Whisky helped but now he’s denying himself that pleasure. But when the daughter of a murder victim appears outside his flat, he’s back on the case and off the wagon...

Ian Rankin’s Rebus novels have dominated the detective fiction market with the ensuing television and radio series ensuring the detective’s legendary status. Now, alongside award-winning playwright Rona Munro, Ian Rankin is bringing his beloved creation to the stage for the very first time.

In the role of Rebus the cast is led by Ron Donachie, best known for playing DI John Rebus in the BBC Radio dramatisations of the Ian Rankin Rebus novels and for his role of Ser Roderick Cassel in the hit TV series Game of Thrones. The cast also includes Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated actress Cathy Tyson who starred opposite Bob Hoskins in the iconic film Mona Lisa and appeared in the hit TV series Band of Gold as Siobhan Clarke and theatre and TV stalwart John Stahl, best known for playing Richard Karstark in Game of Thrones, as Big Ger Cafferty.

Event Details

Age Recommendation: 14+

This performance contains strong language.