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Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Reconstructed by Untitled Projects

In 1987, Paul Bright, a rebellious young Scottish director set out to stage James Hogg’s cult novel Confessions of a Justified Sinner in a series of radical productions across Scotland. 

In 2010, Untitled Projects began work with the actor George Anton to assemble an archive and exhibition of this almost-forgotten feat of theatre.

In search of the truth, they uncovered a story of obsession, reckless ambition, bad behaviour, bitter memories, and love.

Listed as one of The Guardian’s top ten Best Theatre productions of 2013, Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner is a celebration and sharing of the life and work of a man who redefined Scottish theatre in the 1980s.

often witty, occasionally hilarious, and always excellently acted.

The Telegraph

Contains strong language

Co-production by Untitled Projects, National Theatre of Scotland, Tramway and Summerhall

Pamela Carter Writer
Stewart Laing Director
George Anton Actor
Robbie Thompson and Jack Wrigley Visual Artists
Christopher Doyle Cinematographer
Mike Brooks Lighting Designer
Emilia Weber Researcher


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19-22 August 2015

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book or watch. The 2021 programme will be announced in June.