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National Theatre of Scotland and HOME Manchester

Red Dust Road

Thu 29 - Fri 30 Aug 2019

12+ | 150mins

A journey full of heart, humour and deep emotions.

Tickets: £17.50 / £15.50 conc / £6 Students

‘You are made up from a mixture of myth and gene. You are part fable, part porridge.’

Growing up in 70s’ Scotland as the adopted mixed raced child of a Communist couple, young Jackie blossomed into an outspoken, talented poet. Then she decided to find her birth parents… From Nairn to Lagos, this production takes you on a journey full of heart, humour and deep emotions. Discover how we are shaped by the folk songs we hear as much as by the cells in our bodies.

The role of Jackie Kay will be played by acclaimed stage and screen actor Sasha Frost while legendary Scottish comedian Elaine C Smith also joins the cast for the production, playing Jackie’s adoptive mother Helen. The cast also includes Irene Allan, Stefan Adegbola and Elicia Daly.

Based on the book by Scotland's Makar Jackie Kay, adapted by Tanika Gupta.
Presented by the National Theatre of Scotland and HOME, Manchester.
Developed with support from Macrobert Arts Centre.

MACROBERT FRIENDS DISCOUNT is available on tickets for the Thursday performance. 

The performance on Thu 29 Aug will be captioned.
The performance on Fri 30 Aug will be audio described and BSL interpreted
BSL users: For assistance with booking please get in touch with our Box Office.


✭✮✮✮✮ 'This is a show that displays the common humanity of very many different people, reflects on what empire has done to everyone, has people of many backgrounds thrusting onwards with life and love, and is perhaps, in these clouded times, something that the world very much needs' SCOTSGAY

✭✮✮✮ 'Sasha Frost [is] touchingly radiant' THE HERALD