Old Fruitmarket

Queen MacBeth: Val McDermid with Nicola Sturgeon

Queen MacBeth: Val McDermid with Nicola Sturgeon
£13.44 (£12 Ticket charge plus 12% booking fee)
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Dates and times
21st May 2024
6:30PM - 7:30PM
Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Join acclaimed crime-writing novelist Val McDermid as she is interviewed by Nicola Sturgeon about her new book Queen MacBeth, the fifth instalment of Darkland Tales.


Shakespeare fed us the myths of the MacBeths as murderous conspirators.  But now Val McDermid drags the truth out the shadows in a tale of passion, forced marriage, bloody massacre and the harsh realities of medieval Scotland.


At the heart of this new novel, is one strong, charismatic woman, who survived loss and jeopardy to outwit the endless plotting of a string of ruthless and power-hungry men. Her struggle won her a country. But now it could cost her life.


Val is on of Scotland’s most successful crime writing author who has sold over 19 million books to date across the globe and her books have been translated into more than 40 different languages. 

Dispatch Charges

E-tickets - Free of charge
Fulfilment Fee - £1.95

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Phone up to £1.75
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Accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets located to the right of the entrance to the auditorium on the ground floor and on the balcony adjacent to the Candleriggs Bar.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome and are allowed in the auditorium.

Wheelchair access

Lift access to all floors. 

There are designated spaces for wheelchair users. A companion is welcome to sit with you. 

There is a wheelchair to borrow. To borrow a wheelchair, please ask a member of staff.

Baby changing

There is a baby changing unit within the accessible toilet located to the right of the entrance to the auditorium on the ground floor.

Baby feeding

Available on request


The cloakroom is located on the 1st floor next to the toilets. There is a £1 charge (only open for events or where a client has requested the facility)


On street, metered parking and nearby multi-storey

Free wifi

There is free public Wifi access. To connect, visitors have to register with the Old Fruitmarket Public Wifi which should pop up on their browser. After that visitors will only need their password for future uses.

Location Map

Part of the City Halls complex the Old Fruitmarket is an incredibly versatile venue. Visit the Old Fruitmarket's venue hire webpage to find out more.

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