By Muriel Spark
Adapted and directed by Laurie Sansom
Designed by Ana Inés Jabares Pita
Adapted for the stage for the first time, The Driver’s Seat is one of renowned novelist Muriel Spark’s most gripping and disturbing books.
At the centre of this taut, darkly comic thriller is Lise, an enigmatic young woman travelling alone to an unnamed European city, and searching for “the one”.
She seems keen to leave a trail, acquiring a brightly coloured outfit and an equally outlandish set of personas in her encounters with a series of extraordinary, bizarre and desperate individuals. But as the subject of her search eludes her, her behaviour becomes increasingly erratic.
All the while, in a police incident room, the hunt is on for a killer.
As the tension builds and the twin narratives intertwine, The Driver’s Seat asks if we are ever truly in control of our own lives.
“What are her thoughts? Who can tell?”
This World Premier production is adapted and directed by the National Theatre of Scotland’s Artistic Director Laurie Sansom (Director of The James Plays) and features a highly distinguished cast of Scottish and international performers, including Morven Christie who creates the central role of Lise.
The production is designed by Ana Inés Jabares Pita, overall winner of the 2013 Linbury Prize, the UK’s most prestigious award for stage design.
Cast: Ivan Castiglione, Morven Christie, Ryan Fletcher, Gabriel Quigley, Sheila Reid, Michael Thomson and Andrea Volpetti
Lighting Designer Chris Davey
Composer/Sound Designer Philip Pinsky