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. Aye. You’ll see Stolen Elephant Theatre perform ‘Tam O’ Shanter’,Death and Dr Hornbook’ and ‘Address to the Deil’. Expect to encounter Witches and Death. And the De’il himself!

‘Tam O’ Shanter’ is the undoubted masterpiece of Scotland’s National Poet. 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 on the loose. ‘Death and Dr Hornbook’ tells of an unexpected run-in with Death out on a barren moor. Rather worryingly, Death is carrying an awful scythe. Whilst ‘Address to the De’il’ is an out and out rant at the De’il himself . . . 

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 Witch of Fife’ and ‘The Haunted Ships’. AND Douglas McQueen Hunter and Douglas Caird from The Court of Equity will be performing several Burns’ songs.

Expect to laugh and hoot, and for the odd shiver to go a running down your spine!

 

DIRECTOR – Simone Coxall
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Emily Ingram
SOUND DESIGN – Dominic Brennan
ARTWORK – Kathrin Jacobsen
PERFORMER – Fiona Herbert
PERFORMER – Andy Dickinson
PERFORMER – Imogen Reiter
MUSICIAN – Douglas McQueen Hunter
MUSICIAN – Douglas Caird

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

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