Cain's Book

About Cain's Book

Alexander Trocchi’s cult Scottish novel, Cain’s Book depicts Joe Necchi’s experiences from a Glasgow childhood through to adult life in 1950s New York as a scow captain and unrepentant heroin addict. McKendrick’s adaptation juxtaposes live theatre, film and photographic projection with formation dance interludes and music by Glasgow avant-rock group Smack Wizards. A continuous three-hour live extravaganza – there are opportunities to take intervals, yet incentives to remain throughout.

Cain’s Book was a co-production with The Arches, and was supported by Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, The Federation of Scottish Theatre, The Tom McGrath Trust and the Scottish social networking site KiLTR.


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