Frantic Assembly and National Theatre of Scotland

Beautiful Burnout


23 - 27 October
Matinee: 25 October


£15 - £25 | Concessions: £2 off
Under 25s: Half price

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Suitable for ages 14+
Post-show talk: 24 October

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Beautiful Burnout

Cameron Burns is going places. He's fighting for his club, his Mum, his place in the world. And this boy is a natural. He has an affinity with the violence, the balance, the ritual, the grace, and the power of the most controversial sport of our time.

Bryony Lavery’s heart-wrenching and deeply human story follows five young fighters as they aim for the bright lights, far from Glasgow’s mean, grey streets.

This knockout production is spectacularly staged, drawing its audience into the heart of the action, where every jab, hook and uppercut feels flinchingly realistic.

Featuring a stunning backdrop of glittering video screens and a pulsating soundtrack by electronic heavyweights Underworld, Beautiful Burnout packs an almighty, and unforgettable punch.

See you ringside.

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Show Times

Beautiful Burnout- Theatre 1

Tuesday 23 October 7.30pm
Wednesday 24 October 7.30pm
Thursday 25 October 2.30pm | 7.30pm
Friday 26 October 7.30pm
Saturday 27 October 7.30pm


'A brilliantly acted exploration of what makes boxers box and what happens when a shooting star shimmers, shines brightly and falls to earth.'
The Guardian * * * *

'Stunning . . . Oozing quality, the action switches seamlessly from surreal dance sequence to hyper-realistic sporting enactment, poignant soliloquy to knockabout comedy.'
The Observer

'Lavery’s script is thoughtful and thought-provoking and looks without flinching at a sport that promises glory and can lead to ruin. Powerful stuff.'
Lothian Life * * * *

Cast & Team

By Bryony Lavery

Director and Choreographer
Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett

Featuring the music of Underworld




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