The Match Box

Firebrand in co-production with The Byre Theatre and Heart of Hawick
The Match Box

Firebrand present the Scottish premiere of a breathtaking one-woman play by one of Ireland’s greatest dramatists, Frank McGuinness (Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme).

The ties that bind us can never be broken, and the shocking events that bring Sal to exile on a remote Irish island are as unexpected as they are brutal. Her compelling journey through grief, revenge and the temptations of evil begs only one question: what would you do if pushed to the very edge?

Based in the Scottish Borders, Firebrand tour award-winning contemporary theatre productions from writers such as Rona Munro, David Greig, David Harrower and Lucy Prebble and present their first production at the Citizens Theatre.

Directed by Firebrand’s Director of Productions Richard Baron, who also directs Bold Girls at the Citizens this spring. 

    20 Feb7.30pm
    21 Feb7.30pm Post-show Discussion
    22 Feb7.30pm
    23 Feb7.30pm
    24 Feb7.30pm
  • Cast & Creative Team

    Director - Richard Baron

    Writer - Frank McGuinness

    Music - Jon Beales


    Sal - Janet Coulson


"a compelling portrait of a woman addled with grief"
- The Times

"an outstanding performance"
- Scotsman

"a meditation on loss, grieving and revenge that’s made all the more shocking by its everyday matter-of-factness."
- Herald


Running Time: 90 mins no interval
Circle Studio

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