TAM O’ SHANTER
& OTHER TALES
‘Tam O’ Shanter and Other Tales’ is a comic celebration of the ‘Gothic’ poems of Robert Burns. You’ll see Stolen Elephant Theatre perform ‘Tam O’ Shanter’, ‘Death and Dr Hornbook’ and ‘Address to the Deil’. And we’ll be telling the traditional folk tales ‘The Witches of Fife’ and ‘The Haunted Ships’.
So. Expect to encounter Death, Witches, Kelpies, Elves and The Devil himself. Also an eerie soundscape inspired by the poet’s songs.
Image ©Alexander Goudie Burns the Bard. Burns the National Poet. Whose masterpiece was, is, and always will be ‘Tam O’ Shanter’ - using comic storytelling Burns brings to life his fascination for Scottish folk tales. And for the supernatural. In 'Tam O Shanter and the...
Edinburgh’s Old Town is known for its beautifully dramatic landscape and colourful history. Centuries ago, the citizens of old Edinburgh were notoriously superstitious, and therefore, the city was rife with ghostly tales and witch trials. With the nights drawing in,...
William Topaz McGonagall (March 1825 – 29 September 1902) was a Scottish poet of Irish descent. He won notoriety as an extremely bad poet who exhibited no recognition of, or concern for, his peers' opinions of his work. He wrote about 200 poems, including The Tay...