7:30pm, Sunday 11 November 2018
November 11th 2018 marks the centenary day of the Great War's end and this highly acclaimed production comes to Edinburgh for probably the last time. It has filled the largest theatres and concert halls in Scotland over the last six years.
With a cast of 26 performers, “Far, Far from Ypres” is a two-hour multimedia performance presenting World War One songs from the trenches, marching and recruitment songs, music hall songs, contemporary songs and poetry.
Devised, written and produced by Ian McCalman, “Far, Far from Ypres” is narrated by BBC Radio Scotland presenter Iain Anderson and has attracted some of the leading lights in the Scottish folk scene and beyond, including Barbara Dickson, Siobhan Miller, Dick Gaughan, Ian McCalman, Iain Anderson, Professor Gary West, Stephen Quigg, Ian Bruce, Sangsters and other well- known faces from the Scottish folk scene. There is further illustration of the story via large screen projection throughout the performance.
“Far, Far from Ypres” is the story of the Scottish war effort during World War One, its excitement, hope, suffering, endurance, humour, fear and disillusionment in the face of horror told through the eyes of fictional, prototypical soldier, Jimmy MacDonald.
Tickets £20, £16 and £12
£2 off for concessions
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"Brilliant! Everyone should see this". Celtic Connections Director, Donald Shaw
“Powerful solos, robust melodies and beautiful harmony". STV
"A standing ovation raised the roof for several minutes after the show. It was a stirring end to a night commemorating a terrible tragedy, one that left the entire audience moved and sombre, but strangely elated." Broadway Baby