When Argyll landowner Mrs Puntila is drunk, she’s a generous and kind-hearted boss who convinces everyone they can have a bright future under her wing. When she’s sober, she’s a cruel and greedy tyrant. Behind the scenes, her shrewd chauffeur Matti irons out her drunken mishaps while pursuing a hopeless romance with her already-spoken-for daughter Eva.
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).
The role of Mrs Puntila will be taken by beloved Scottish actorElaine C. Smith. Lyceum favourite Steven McNicoll(Rhinoceros, An Edinburgh Christmas Carol, The Belle’s Stratagem) returns as her put-upon servant. DOT Theatre’sMurat Daltaban returns to direct this entertaining class-conscious comedy after his barn-storming production ofRhinoceros for The Lyceum.