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Land: A Scottish Musical (Kick The Door)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2022

I thought I was prepared for the ending but I was not. ‘Land’ is a simple story that follows two characters: as a wandering solider stumbles across a crofters house, an unlikely friendship blossoms. But it’s not the story, it’s the lovable characters that truly make this piece special, and it’s not hard to become attached to them. The play just oozes love from the well-written script to the fantastic acting and singing. The music, which fuses traditional Scottish traditional and folk styles with a more modern contemporary sound, is beautiful and packed with gorgeous lyrics and mood-elevating harmonies. And as well as beauty, there is humour, alongside many touching moments. A fantastic, toe-tapping, heart-filled musical.

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andrew Melrose]