TAM O’SHANTER, TALES & WHISKY
‘WHARE GHAISTS AND HOULETS NIGHTLY CRY’ ROBERT BURNS
Venue 45 Aug 15th-27th in ED FRINGE
‘Tam O’ Shanter, Tales & Whisky’ 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 Duggi 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!
Extract from ‘Tam O’Shanter’:
‘The wind blew as ‘twad blawn its last;
The rattling showers rose on the blast;
The speedy gleams the darkness swallow’d
Loud, deep, and lang, the thunder bellow’d:
That night, a child might understand,
The Deil had business on his hand.’
|ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR – Emily Ingram|
|SOUND DESIGN – Dominic Brennan|
|ARTWORK – Kathrin Jacobsen|
|PERFORMER – Karen Bartke|
|PERFORMER – Shian Denovan|
|PERFORMER – Andy Dickinson|
|MUSICIAN – Douglas McQueen Hunter|
|MUSICIAN – Douglas Caird|
‘WHARE GHAISTS AND HOULETS NIGHTLY CRY’ BURNS