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The Return (12+)

Saturday 24 February, 7:30pm
£14 / £12
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Eden Court, Inverness presents the world premiere of


The Return by Ellie Stewart

directed by Philip Howard


France, 1560.  In the foothills of the Pyrenees, Bertrande tends to her livestock and mothers her young son, seven years after her husband disappeared.  One day a stranger, Arnaud, walks into her life, and before long they decide to present him to the world as her long-lost husband – returned.

But is it possible that it really is her husband?

Inspired by the true story of Martin Guerre, The Return is a gripping play about the mystery of identity and the survival instinct, and asks whether we can ever truly know even those we love the best.


Commissioned and premiered by Eden Court, and written by Ellie Stewart, a rising star of Scottish playwriting, The Return is produced by the same creative team behind Eden Court’s Not About Heroes in 2015.


Approximate running time: 1 hour 45 minutes


“…a near-perfect piece of luminous theatrical storytelling…”
Joyce MacMillan, The Scotsman

“The Return is the kind of ambitious enterprise that makes you hope another production from the theatre of this quality might follow.”  
Margaret Chrystall, Inverness Courier