Music Theatre Wales teams up once again with Scottish Opera to premiere a new work by Stuart MacRae and Louise Welsh
Following their collaboration in 2012, the team that produced the award-winning Ghost Patrol has developed a new work based on Robert Louis Stevenson's short story The Bottle Imp. Directed by Matthew Richardson and conducted by Michael Rafferty, the co-production opens in Glasgow with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and then goes on tour with the Music Theatre Wales Ensemble.
MacRae and Welsh have created a contemporary take on Robert Louis Stevenson's unsettling tale whilst preserving the chilling, queasy qualities of the original. The story turns on a bottle with the power to grant the heart’s desire – but there’s a catch: you can only sell it for less than you paid for it, and, if you die while owning it, your soul goes straight to hell. James uses the bottle to get all he ever dreamed of and then sells it. Happily married to Catherine, he feels his life is complete, but what has seemed so perfect soon begins to spiral out of control.
The Devil Inside by Stuart MacRae and Louise Welsh opens in Glasgow on January 23 with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and commences its UK tour in London with the Music Theatre Wales Ensemble at the Peacock Theatre on February 3 and 4.