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Auld Lang Sing (Siobhan Argyle)

By | Published on Thursday 10 August 2023

Ah, youth theatre – excitement on a stage! Glasgow Acting Academy students were by turns funny and touching in this new work describing traditional Scottish history and culture through music and poetry familiar to frequenters of folk clubs. There was lots of declaiming in addition to singing. ‘The Legend Of William Wallace’ was a highlight – well acted and the emotion was very believable, naturally accompanied by Robert Burns’ ‘Scots Wha Hae’. Will Ogilvie, who went to school in Edinburgh but is admired by Australians as a bush poet, was a delightful discovery with the evocative ‘Comfort Of The Hills’ bringing a little calm among the blood and thunder of the Scottish story. Ex-pats might cancel their return tickets after this blast of home.

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, until 10 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Louise Rodgers]