A woman wearing a head torch in a dimly lit room

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart


Pull up a chair and wet your whistle for an evening of anarchic theatre, live music and strange goings-on.

One wintry morning, Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic, sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her.

Inspired by the border ballads – and delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, devilish encounters and wild karaoke – Prudencia’s dream-like journey of self-discovery unfolds among and around the audience.

With a rollicking text by David Greig, barnstorming live music, and a “terrific, inventive sense of fun.” – THE SCOTSMAN, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is the lock-in to end all lock-ins.

National Theatre of Scotland cannot be held responsible in the event of any member of the audience losing their head, their heart or their very self during the course of the performance.

***** THE TIMES You shouldn’t miss this show for the world… rambunctiously life-affirming and touchingly beautiful. ***** THE HERALD More vibrantly alive than any piece of theatre I’ve seen in Scotland for years. **** THE SCOTSMAN **** THE GUARDIAN

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart won a Herald Angel award at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland, 2010-2011 Award for Best Music and Sound.

Read reviews for ‘The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart’:

The Telegraph, The Guardian, Fringe Guru, The Stage, The Daily Mail 

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There will be a BSL interpreted performance of this show on 20th May



The Trinity Arts Centre
£13/ £11
Running Time
2hrs 15
Age Guidance
Box Office Number
0117 987 7877
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