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Photo credit: Pete Didbin

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️'a blessing we're fortunate to witness'
Corr Blimey

Edinburgh Guide


Rachel Amey Annis' mother and BSL interpreter performer

Kirsty Eila McIntyre A newly qualified State Enrolled Nurse

Kevin Lennon The Doctor in charge of the hospital

Fletcher Mathers Annis stepmother/The Laundress/Staff Nurse 

Amy McCombes Robyn (A patient)
Colin McIlveny Graham (A patient)
Emma Clark Jo (A patient)
Emma McCaffrey Annis (16)
Fern Brodie Norma (A patient)
Gavin Yule William (A patient, uses a wheelchair)
Jodie Lavin Cindy (A patient)
John Edgar Andy (A patient)
Kay Ann Jacobs Mrs Boyd (A Visitor)
Keith Watson Boss (A patient)
Kenneth Ainslie Thomas (A patient)
Leigh Flynn Molly (A patient)
Lewis Drummond Mr Boyd (A Visitor)
Liza Gogoliuk Mrs Herd (A Visitor)
Magnus Turpie Luke (A patient)
Mark Howie Noah (A patient)
Matthew Frame Pogo (A patient)
Morgan Dalgleish Dozey (A patient)
Naomi Dickie Bash (A patient)
Nicola Tuxworth Marie (A fellow patient)
Paul Harper Mitchel (State Enrolled Nurse)

Castle Lennox

By Linda McLean with music by Michael John McCarthy

Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and Lung Ha Theatre Company

30 March 2023 - 3 April 2023

"You said small spaces encourage large thoughts... and then you locked the door."

It's 1969. Annis, a young autistic woman, is sent by her stepmother to live as a patient at Castle Lennox, where the rules of the outside world do not apply. Desperate to escape, she very quickly lands herself in trouble and makes an enemy of the nurse in charge. Feeling lost and alone, she is befriended by fellow residents who show her another Castle Lennox, a world of colour and song, one that is a welcome relief from the monotonous regime of pills and porridge. But Annis can’t help wanting to be free.

Writers Linda McLean

Composer Michael John McCarthy

Director Maria Oller
Associate Director Fiona Mackinnon

Set Designer Karen Tennent
Costume Designer Alison Brown
Lighting Design Simon Wilkinson
Sound Designer and Engineer Calum Paterson 
Movement Director Janice Parker
Arranger and Musical Director  David Paul Jones
BSL Translator Rachel Amey

BSL Consultant Carol Roberston

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "The mood of the show, therefore, has something of the texture of life itself; often brutal and heartbreaking, but also funny, beautiful, and sometimes downright magical."
Joyce McMillan

The Scotsman

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  a fine production by any standard, led by a powerful, heartfelt, and nuanced performance from Emma McCaffrey'
The Quintessential Review

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