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Armour : A Herstory of the Scottish Bard
January 25 @ 7:30 pm
One event on 25/01/2020 at 2:30 pm
A warm and witty musical about the women behind the bard featuring the music of Robert Burns, woven with original compositions.
After the death of Robert Burns, his wife Jean Armour and mistress Nancy Maclehose finally meet. Female-led theatre company Fearless Players bring an all-female production dedicated to the women behind Scotland’s history. Jean and Nancy inspired some of Burns’ most famous work: after years of songs being written about them, it’s time for their story to be told. Using the well-known music of Robert Burns, woven with original compositions, this new musical gives a voice to the women behind the bard.
★★★★★ “A marvellous addition to Scottish theatre. It’s a historical drama about the perils of celebrity, with beautifully nuanced writing and acting, as well as heart-lifting music. It’s also gloriously funny.” Three Weeks
★★★★★ “…tugs at the heartstrings …” Broadway World
★★★★ “Armour is an exceptionally mature piece of writing. It’s sentimental without being
schmaltzy, and is underscored with a strong, feminist message.” The Stage
★★★★ “Warm and witty musical from Fearless Players… beautifully laced with humour.”
Duration : 60 minutes no interval
Presented by Fearless Players
Book, music and lyrics by Shonagh Murray
Find out more or book tickets online at www.swallowtheatre.co.uk.
Box Office : 01988 850368