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The Spoken Word

Posted by bamfordn 27/08/2018 0 Comment(s) Comedy,

It is easy to name Scottish heroes throughout history. However there is one lesser known hero,The Reverend Donald Caskie, otherwise dubbed, The Tartan Pimpernel. A somewhat forgotten man, his WW2 exploits of courage, fortitude and acts of human endeavour deserve to be known.This is the true story of a Scottish Minister in France. In 1940 he helped to arrange the escape of British soldiers. He was subsequently captured by the Gestapo and sentenced to death.The story of the plans, the escape, the circumstances of his capture and his fate are revealed in a riveting performance of drama and derring-do. Don’t miss this true, extraordinary and intriguing story of an unsung Scottish hero.

A Dose of Blushes is in completely different vein. Laughter, pathos and passion abound as three women, Winnie, Maggie and Aggie compare their different lifestyles and find common ground in ‘wummins’ troubles’. Everything from men to menopause! A  thoroughly Scottish, hysterical performance, delivered with great one-liners and even some singalong. Every woman will identify with it and every man should see it!

Biggar Little Cinema kicks off its 2018/19 season of films with the Oscar-nominated Darkest Hour . This 2017 British and American war drama is an account of Winston Churchill's early days as Prime Minister as Nazi Germany swept its way across Europe. Gary Oldman as Churchill received an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actor in what many critics consider to be his finest performance. Definitely one for the diary.

Just when you think it’s all over, it isn’t!

The post-festival Love Letters, offers another opportunity for more fantastic Biggar Little Festival theatre. Written by Pulitzer finalist, A.R Gurney and first performed by Ali McGraw and Ryan O’Neill, this is a story of enduring love over time and distance. Set in a time before email and smartphones existed, letter writing was the mode of keeping in touch. 50 years of correspondence between Melissa and Andrew reveal how they shared their evolving lives through schools, marriages, highs, lows and their enduring love for one another. Told with humour and pathos this is a ‘must see.’

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