Back on the case. Rebus: Long Shadows cast for UK tour

John Stahl and Cathy Tyson will join Charles Lawson for the UK tour of Rebus: Long Shadows, a new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage by author of the original novels, Ian Rankin, and playwright Rona Munro.

Detective Inspector John Rebus (Lawson) 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.

Rebus will need help from his ex-colleagues but one of them is already looking for him.

DI Siobhan Clarke was Rebus’ greatest ally on the force but is worried that his past actions may stop them finally convicting a dangerous killer.

Soon Rebus is caught between two cases and can only turn to one person to help him – the man he spent his career trying to arrest.

Charles Lawson plays John Rebus. His theatre credits include Corrie! (The Lowry, Salford); Rain Man, Annie Get Your Gun (UK tour); Bloody Sunday (Tricycle Theatre); Art; Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 (Shakespeare’s Globe); Julius Caesar, Henry VIII, Romeo and Juliet, The Shepherd’s Tale, The Comedy of Errors, Volpone and Breaking The Ice (RSC).

He is best known for playing Jim McDonald in Coronation Street and Yizzel in Bread.

John Stahl plays Big Ger Cafferty. His extensive theatre credits include Waiting for Godot (Tobacco Factory Theatre); The Winter’s Tale (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh); Father Comes Home From the War, The Alice Trilogy, The Weir (Royal Court Theatre); The James Plays, Mary Stuart (National Theatre of Scotland) and Frankenstein (National Theatre).

His television credits include playing Rickard Karstark in Game of Thrones.

Theatre credits for Cathy Tyson, who plays Siobhan Clarke, include The String Quartet’s Guide To Sex And Anxiety (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); The Listening Room (Theatre Royal Stratford East); The Importance Of Being Earnest (Curve/Birmingham Repertory Theatre); The Merchant Of Venice (Birmingham Repertory Theatre).

She is a Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated actress, her television credits include series regular Carol Johnson in Band Of Gold.

Other credits include Gold, Scully, Always and Everyone, Night & Day, Grange Hill, Bonkers, The Liverpool Nativity, Perfect and Rules Of Engagement.

Directed by Roxana Silbert, artistic director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Rebus will open at The Rep this September before touring.

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Tour Dates

Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 20 September – 6 October
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, 8 – 13 October
Malvern Theatres, 15 – 20 October
Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, 22 – 27 October
Manchester Opera House, 29 October – 3 November
Royal & Derngate Northampton, 5 – 10 November
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, 12 – 17 November
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, 19 – 24 November.

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