Rebus takes to the stage in a brand new story!


Director: Robin Lefevre; Designer: Ti Green; Lighting Design: Chahine Yavroyan and Simon Bond; Composition and Sound Design: Garth McConaghie; Casting: Ginny Schiller CDG

On Tour: 20 September – 24 November 2018

Daniel Schumann, Lee Dean and Cambridge Arts Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre are proud to present a brand new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage by author of the original novels, Ian Rankin and playwright Rona Munro. The play will feature Charles Lawson as John Rebus, Cathy Tyson as Siobhan Clarke and John Stahl as “Big Ger” Cafferty with further casting to be announced shortly.

In addition, full tour dates are announced – the production which premières at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Thursday 20 September will then tour to Edinburgh, Malvern, Nottingham, Manchester, Northampton, Aberdeen before completing its run in Guildford on 24 November.

UPDATE: Extra dates have now been added at the Glasgow Theatre Royal, Tuesday January 29 – Saturday 2 February 2019!

Detective Inspector John Rebus 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.  

You can order REBUS: Long Shadows now. BOOK YOUR TICKETS BELOW.

Charles Lawson as John Rebus, Cathy Tyson as Siobhan Clarke and John Stahl as “Big Ger” Cafferty.

Book your tickets to Long Shadows below:

Launching at:

20 September – 06 October BIRMINGHAM Repertory Theatre

Box Office: 0121 236 4455 Book now.

On Tour

Mon 8 – Sat 13 Oct EDINBURGH King’s Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000 Book now.


Mon 15 – Sat 20 Oct MALVERN Festival Theatre

Box Office: 01684 892277 Book now.


Mon 22 – Sat 27 Oct NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal

Box Office: 0115 989 5555 Book now —–

Tue 30 – Sat 3 Nov MANCHESTER Opera House

Box Office: 0844 871 3018 Book now.


Mon 5 – Sat 10 Nov NORTHAMPTON Royal & Derngate

Box Office: 01604 624811 Book now.


Mon 12 – Sat 17 Nov ABERDEEN His Majesty’s Theatre

Box Office 01224 641122 Book now.


Mon 19 – Sat 24 Nov GUILDFORD Yvonne Arnaud

Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Book now.



Tues 29 Jan – Sat 2 Feb GLASGOW Theatre Royal

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