Rebus: Long Shadows

The new story exclusively on stage

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 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.


"Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best"  The Scotmans

"Rankin is a master storyteller"  The Guardian

"This is British crime-writing of the finest, lasting quality" Daily Mail

"Unsurpassed among living British crime writers" The Times

"Quite simply, crime writing of the highest order" Express

"The consummate master of crime" Scotland On Sunday

"Artful, moving and entertaining" Observer

"Britain's best crime novelist" Express

"A writer at the very top of his game" Sunday Mirror



By Ian Rankin

Adapted by Rona Munro

Directed by Robin Lefevre

Cast includes Charles Lawson (Coronation Street and Bread) as John Rebus, Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa and Band of Gold) as Siobhan and John Stahl (Being Human and Game of Thrones) as Big Ger Cafferty.

Please note this performance contains strong language


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From £23.00

Running times

2 hours 15 mins

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