The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and The Old Vic have announced an exciting collaboration, presenting a World Premiere of ‘Local Hero’. This re-envisioning of the hit 1983 film of the same name has been adapted by The Lyceum’s Artistic Director David Greig and Bill Forsyth, the critically acclaimed Scottish filmmaker and writer whose work includes Gregory’s Girl and Comfort and Joy.
The production will bring together some of Scotland’s greatest artistic talents, including multi-award winning director and writer Bill Forsyth, and acclaimed composer and producer Mark Knopfler – who wrote the original score. Knopfler is the founder of internationally celebrated band Dire Straits, whose album Brothers in Arms is one of the top 20 highest selling albums in UK history – and who has previously composed music for films including The Princess Bride and Wag the Dog. This new production of Local Hero will feature new music alongside classics from the film.
Local Hero is due to open at The Lyceum in Spring 2019 before transferring to The Old Vic.
For more information, please visit lyceum.org.uk