Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti

Brecht’s classic master and servant comedy is given a gender-switched adaptation by award-winning novelist and playwright Denise Mina, with the role of Mrs Puntila taken by actor Elaine C. Smith.

Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti

About Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti

28th Feb 2020 to 21st Mar 2020
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Royal Lyceum Theatre
Royal Lyceum Theatre Grindlay Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH3 9AX
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MRS PUNTILA AND HER MAN MATTI
By Bertolt Brecht, translated by Denise Mina
Directed by Murat Daltaban

“Money stinks. I wish I had nothing.”

Brecht’s classic master and servant comedy is given a gender-switched adaptation by award-winning novelist and playwright Denise Mina (The Detective Alex Morrow, Garnethill and Paddy Meehan series). When sober, landowner Mrs Puntila is a ruthless and avaricious capitalist overlord, but the minute drink is taken she becomes a kind and generous benefactor. Her shrewd chauffeur Matti divides his time between extricating her from drunken mishaps and wooing her wayward daughter Eva - a match which will only be possible if Mrs Puntila can get over the class divide.

The role of Mrs Puntila will be taken by beloved Scottish actor Elaine C. Smith, well known for her comic small-screen creations in City Lights, Rab C. Nesbitt and Two Doors Down (BBC), but also a celebrated stage presence whose work includes a national tour of Calendar Girls, This Wide Night (Tron Theatre) and Guys and Dolls at The Lyceum.

DOT Theatre’s Murat Daltaban returns to direct this entertaining classconscious comedy (think Karl Marx crossed with Groucho Marx) after his barn-storming production of Rhinoceros for The Lyceum which also sold out its performances at the Edinburgh International Festival.

£10 PREVIEWS, 7.30pm
Friday 28 and Saturday 29 February and Monday 2 March
Preview tickets on sale from 27 January

EVENINGS, 7.30pm
Tuesday - Saturday
£16 - £33

MATINEES from 4 March, 2pm
Wednesday and Saturday
£14 - £29

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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