Peter Arnott Two Plays: Tay Bridge & The Signalman


Written by Peter Arnott

Format: paperback
Extent: 72 pp
ISBN: 9781913630003
Publication: 2020

‘Peter Arnott’s brilliant vignettes about a 1879 railway bridge disaster imagine the lives and hopes of passengers stalked by death. [Arnott] pulls it off brilliantly thanks to vivid writing, political nous and thematic unity.’
★★★★ The Guardian on Tay Bridge

‘a thrilling portrait of Scotland at that 19th century moment, with all its inequalities, hypocrisies, tensions and possibilities… offers an unforgettable insight into the terrible sense of shock and tragedy that swept over the city of Dundee, 140 years ago this winter.’
★★★★ The Scotsman on Tay Bridge

★★★★★ ‘Riveting… intense… a dark exploration of fear – and of the moment you realise your fears are real… wonderfully chilling.’
Thom Dibdin, AllEdinburghTheatre.com on The Signalman