Tam O’Shanter

Tam O’Shanter

With over twenty songs, live music and an eleven strong ensemble of actors, dancers and musicians, this evening of outrageous hilarity, death-defying rhyming, anachronisms and short skirts is created and directed by Gerry Mulgrew.“A production full of punk swagger” Guardian “A hugely entertaining show, which tramples cheerfully over traditional pieties about Burns’ …and features a geeky 21st-century Burns in Buddy Holly spectacles.” Scotsman A co-production from Communicado, Horsecross and Assembly Festival.

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop

Recommended for 12+



Edinburgh Festival 2012

“...this rollicking, joyful (cautionary) tale is a rambunctious masterclass in Fringe revelry.”
Big Issue

“Gerry Mulgrew’s all-singing all-dancing production subsequently proves as intoxicating as the liquor that fuels the hapless Tam”
The Herald

“The sheer energy of the cast is amazing. They excel at ensemble pieces…” The Skinny

“raises the bar for fringe production standards… and justly delivers a vivid paean to the national poet”

“an entertaining musical feast full of beautiful scenes and exciting action, with witty choices… and a sense of hearty fun had by all.”
Edinburgh Spotlight

“A superb ensemble pull out every trick in the book…and the result is truly intoxicating.”
British Theatre Guide

“a hearty, drunken-fumble of a show that makes you feel quite giddy if you let yourself get caught up in the rhythmic energy and visual delight of it all.”
Broadway Baby

“This inventive production is hugely enjoyable and melds fond and fun with a lascivious undercurrent.”
Edinburgh Guide

“a riotous musical production that has spectators doubled up in laughter and blushing over the shameless antics of Burns’ Ayshire lads and lassies.”
Three Weeks

“fantastical, inventive telling, which makes great use of a strong ensemble and pours music into its every pore.”
The Stage

  • Cast & Creative Team
    CASTJon Beales Courtnay Collins David Colvin Simon Donaldson Joyce Falconer Tom Freeman Pauline Knowles Sandy Nelson Malcolm Shields Gerda StevensonCREATIVE TEAM Gerry Mulgrew - Director Gordon Davidson - Designer John McGeogh - Lighting Designer Jon Beales - Musical Director Kenny Miller - Costume Designer Malcolm Shields - Movement Director
Running Time: 1hr 30 min