The Assumption

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10 Jan 2021

Book now - Available from 7.30pm on 11/12 until 10/01
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This performance will be available to view online from 11 Dec at 7.30pm.

Please note: This production is suitable for ages 12+

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in association with Solar Bear Theatre Company present The Assumption, a world premiere by celebrated Scottish playwright Douglas Maxwell.

In a small country house in the Highlands of Scotland during the darkest days of World War Two lies the perfect location for a secret mission. The house itself: crumbling, forgotten, hidden in plain sight at the end of a lonely peninsula – forest to one side, cliffs and sea to the other.

As tensions rise to fever pitch, how far will people go to get what they want?

The Assumption is a ghostly Gothic thriller, a story of war and love, about a prisoner and a haunted painting. Performed in British Sign Language and English by the BA Performance students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The story is told in a series of monologues. About half the scenes are in spoken English, half are in BSL. Captions are used in all scenes.

We are filming the theatre show, and are excited to share this with you.

There will also be a short ‘curtain raiser’ video in BSL, to introduce the characters and context for the play.

         Solar Bear - Accessibility Training - Youth Theatre Arts Scotland



‘Some of the actors speak, some use BSL (British Sign Language); but the film is so beautifully put together, with subtitles throughout, and the acting is so strong, that the two means of communication soon blend into an irresistible narrative.’

Scotsman - Joyce McMillan
We are delighted to welcome audiences back to RCS. Please see our Information for Audiences page for important info.