Tam O’ Shanter – Traverse Theatre

Written by Andy Dickinson (and Robert Burns) Directed by Emily Ingram ★★★★ How nice it is to find an understanding, and indeed appreciation, not only of the works of Scotland’s Bard but of the many storytellers and cultures spanning the Western waters of the country – right through the ol’ Kingdom in the East. Stolen … Continue reading Tam O’ Shanter – Traverse Theatre

Burns – Edinburgh Playhouse

Written and Composed by Tish Tindall Directed by Diane Aspinall and Tish Tindall ★★ Our national dish, the Haggis: you take, what many consider to be, the worst aspects of another dish, the off-cuts, and cram them together with dashes of flavour, spice, and panache. The result is unique, an acquired (but delicious) taste, and … Continue reading Burns – Edinburgh Playhouse

Tam O’ Shanter, Tales & Whisky – theSpace @ Venue 45

Based on the works of Robert Burns Associate direction by Emily Ingram ★★★★ You know, Scotland’s bard wasn’t all about mice and romance. Often, in the dead of night, Burn’s had a finer grasp of Scotland’s provocative ties with folklore and the land better than many scribes and storytellers. He was partial to a ghoulish … Continue reading Tam O’ Shanter, Tales & Whisky – theSpace @ Venue 45

Figures of Speech: Music – Scottish Storytelling Centre

https://youtu.be/iboPv2E4_y4 Hosted by Nicola Meighan and author Arusa Qureshi With Performances from Dr. Katie Ailes Launching a unique and interactive means of guiding audiences through the monumental (sometimes endless) realms of Scotland’s iconic books, stories and tales, Figures of Speech’s initial outing held a focus on Music. Pairing the nation’s adoration of the written word with our … Continue reading Figures of Speech: Music – Scottish Storytelling Centre

Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard

Book, Music & Lyrics: Shonagh Murray Featuring works by Robert Burns Girls sent away from their Fathers, widows sitting in the shadows of their husbands and a mistress hiding her adoration, knowing to reveal her history would ruin her – there is little wonder women fashion themselves an armour. Rabbie Burns, epitome of lyrical writing, … Continue reading Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard