The Collection

By Mike Cullen

Directed by Michael Emans
Designed by Lyn McAndrew
Lighting by Davy Cunningham

Tour Dates

September -
October 2013

An explosive look at the seedy world of debt collection.

Lawson is the best collector in the business, he is at the top of the “profession”. However when one of his clients commits suicide, Lawson’s life is shattered irrevocably. As the mystery deepens around the suicide, the noose tightens, the stakes rise and Lawson and his colleagues are pushed into a deadly power game from which there can only be one winner. Both funny and shocking, this renowned play mixes edge-of-your-seat tension with gallons of Scottish black humour to create an unforgettable night of theatre.

Rapture’s Michael Emans explains “Mike’s script is a profoundly prescient play about debt. What the characters in the play say about debt and being in debt, I can relate to and according to statistics, more of us are in debt then ever before. It’s also a great thriller, very funny and with a top Scottish cast, I can’t wait to bring the show to theatres all over Scotland.”

CATS Nomination for Best Male Performance – Jimmy Chisholm

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The Collection Trailer

Cast & Creatives

Jimmy Chisholm


David Tarkenter


Tam Dean Burn


Pauline Turner


Michael Emans


Lyn McAndrew


Davy Cunningham

Lighting Designer

Show Information

Running Time
2 hours 15 mins
Age Recommendation
Suitable for 14+ years
Debt Self-Help
The Citizen’s Advice Bureau will be available to have a chat with audience members during the interval and post-show. N.B. This option is only available if the venue has opted to invite the CAB to offer this service.


The Collection - Programme

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