The Blue Lonnen is an elegy in words and music for the coble, the traditional wooden boat of the English North East coast. Poet Katrina Porteous celebrates the last working examples of this lovely craft, and the traditions, culture and community which it embodied. In this newly-devised performance, her words are interspersed with original music by Alexis Bennett, created entirely from sounds made by the fiddle, played live and processed electronically.
Cutty Sark Theatre
Brand new work-in-progress material from comedy favourites Josh Widdicombe and Rob Beckett will be performed aboard Cutty Sark. Join us in our very own Michael Edwards Studio Theatre in the Lower Hold of the historic tea clipper, Cutty Sark.
Daughter of a fortune-teller, granddaughter of a woman who returned from the dead, storyteller Olivia Armstrong is a weaver of tales, a mistress of enchantment who has been captivating audiences for over ten years. Everywhere from pubs to palaces, rivers to ruins, she tells wonder tales from around the world, myths and legends of the British Isles, and strange stories from the secret corners of the city.
Olivia will tell the story of the Cutty Sark, Queen of the Seas herself and legends of Old Father Thames.
This concert will serve as both an album launch for Joe’s album 'Seaspeak' and a celebration of the EFDSS Musicians in Museums project at The National Maritime Museum. The wide breadth of material and stunning surroundings will make this an unforgettable evening of music at The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre!
This concert is supported by The English Folk Dance and Song Society and Help Musicians UK
Buckle your swash and enjoy an evening packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering policemen, absurd adventures, improbable paradoxes - and realistic women. A cocktail of Victorian light party fun with a twist of Merry Opera.
The Pirates of Penzance remains to this day one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most beloved operas. Comical, tender and musically rich, this rendition of The Pirates of Penzance is directed by John Ramster, who most recently directed Wagner’s Flying Dutchman in Norway.
For their ‘Special Relationship’ Spring tour, Steve and Phil will be joined by acclaimed US singer songwriter, Richard Shindell on both nights with a special addition of Cormac Byrne and Adam Summerhayes supporting on Monday 6th!
Hailing from New Jersey but now a resident of Buenos Aries his songs ‘You Stay Here’, ‘Reunion Hill’ and ‘Next Best Western’ are already firmly part of the Show of Hands repertoire. From the Great War to the Civil War, from Bristol to Baltimore, expect an Anglo/American exchange of songs of the road, history and romance.
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Burns' Night at Cutty Sark
Named for Rabbie Burns' beloved poem "Tam O'Shanter", Cutty Sark is the perfect place to celebrate Burns Night.
Explore Cutty Sark, dance to a live ceilidh band and experience Tam's story through a performance from Nannie, a key character of the poem and the figurehead of Cutty Sark herself. There will also be a performance from a Highland Piper, to celebrate Scotland's National Poet.
GRIST TO THE MILL PRESENTS:
Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for the boys that could not go home - for the dead and the missing, for both enemy and friend - and amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs Jack is looking for something - looking for someone. He has a promise to keep and a debt to repay, and now there is this strange request from the generals.
Join an incredible line up of comedy stars for a unique night of comedy in our very own Michael Edwards Studio Theatre!
Felicity Ward and Fin Taylor will be returning to Cutty Sark after thei popular previews in Pre-Edinburgh Comedy Season, joined by first time sailors Ed Gamble, Ellie Taylor and Brennan Reece!