Ghost Light by Hope Dickson Leach is a love letter from the National Theatre of Scotland, evoking moments from Scottish theatrical performances past, present and future with works from writers including J.M. Barrie, David Greig, Rona Munro and Jackie Kay, and original composition by Patricia Panther.
On a vacant stage stands a single light bulb. It is known as a ghost light; lit by the last person to leave the venue and extinguished by the first to arrive. Its constant illumination represents the enduring spirit of theatre in dark times.
As we follow the ghost light, it reveals plays and performances that remain alive in the memories of the audiences who loved them, as well as new works reminding us of theatre that will soon return to stages. We encounter members of a phantom cast and crew, who reignite the magic of theatre and celebrate all those who create it.