TAM O’SHANTER & OTHER TALES

‘WHARE GHAISTS AND HOULETS NIGHTLY CRY’

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’. So. Expect to encounter Witches and Death. And the De’il himself.

 ‘Tam O’ Shanter’ is the undoubted masterpiece of Scotland’s Bard, Burns. It tells the tale of a drunken farmer, hoofing it home through the wilds on a stormy evening. Not exactly a bright idea with Witches being loose . . .

‘So Maggie runs, the witches follow,                       Wi’ mony an eldritch skriech and hollo’

Death and Dr Hornbook’ tells of an unexpected run-in with Death out on a barren moor. Rather worryingly, Death is carrying . . .

‘An’ awfu’ scythe, out-owre ae shouther,        Clear-dangling, hang’

Whilst ‘Address to the De’il’ is an out and out rant at the De’il himself. During which . . .

– ‘the cudgel in my nieve did shake,                     each bristl’d hair stood like a stake’

So. Come join Stolen Elephant Theatre for an evening of the supernatural. Not least, as we’ll also be telling comic versions of the Scottish folk tales ‘The Witches of Fife’ and ‘The Haunted Ships’.

You should expect to laugh. Or hoot. And for the odd shiver to go a running down your spine!

The Space at Surgeon's Hall
The Space at Surgeon's Hall

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