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Bannockburn (Two Sassenachs)

By | Published on Friday 15 August 2014

Not being a fan of audience participation I was somewhat dubious about this at first, a show in which the audience must help retell the historic battle of Bannockburn with a table top battle field and marker pens. However, to my surprise come the end of the show, I found that I enjoyed myself and gained a very basic understanding of the battle itself. This show only works if the audience is willing, as you are only going to get out of it what you put in, but given that this is a pretty niche event, it seems likely that those who choose to attend will put in the effort. The two hosts’ warm and engaging approach helps to bridge the gap between the limitations of the venue and the subject, making this a successful event.

Quaker’s Meeting House, until 16 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [James McColl]