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Armour: A Herstory Of The Scottish Bard (Fearless Players)

By | Published on Friday 17 August 2018

What would have happened when Robert Burns’ wife, Jean Armour, met his mistress after his death? What real trauma is concealed by the artifice of the Burns’ Supper and the tartan shortbread tin? This new musical play, with an exclusively female cast, is 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, and I recommend it to those who remember the great days of Wildcat Theatre Company. Everyone excelled, but Bethany Tennick was particularly good as Burns’ motherless young granddaughter Sarah, and as Nancy’s inquisitive maid Agnes, trying to maintain propriety in a situation with no rules.

theSpace @ Jurys Inn, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Louise Rodgers]