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Gerry Mulgrew's adaptation of the Burns classic offers a highly visual, musical and comical evening of theatre.
The Burns story of Tam's drunken, glorious night out, the scene of supernatural debauchery inside Kirk Alloway, and the terrifying chase through the woods. Set in Burns' world; it's rhythm of work, life, courtship, entertainment, ritual, and death. With over 20 songs, live music, a strong visual style and a large cast of the best Scottish actors, dancers and musicians, this is a show of outrageous hilarity, death-defying rhyming, anachronisms and short skirts. Government warning: this show may be nuts and contain laughter in excessive doses. 'Full of punk swagger' (Guardian). . Ages 12+.
Communicado in co-production with Horsecross Arts and Assembly.
Text supplied by third party.
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Tam O’Shanter22 Aug 2012
Earthy, energetic riff on Burns’ masterpiece
‘When chapman billies leave the street / And drouthy neibours, neibours meet’. It’s the best-kent pair of opening lines in Scots poetry, but if you were hoping for a straight rendition of Burns’ masterpiece, Communicado theatre company are more than…
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