The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns comes to Nottingham

The Belgrave Rooms, 25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 5LB

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The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns comes to Nottingham


Saturday 20th January | 2024
The Belgrave Rooms, Nottingham
Tickets: Matinee performance (play only) £15

Doors open at 4 pm and the show starts at 5 pm.
Evening (Play followed by ceilidh) £25  - The doors open at 7.15 pm, and the show starts at 8 pm.

The evening play will finish at around 9.00 pm and we will have a short interlude while we change the room around for the ceilidh. The ceilidh will end at 11.30 pm.

The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns By Gillian Duffy
***** 'Outstanding' – Get Your Coats On // ***** 'Magical' – London Fringe Theatre
Time for the Lothario ghost of Scotland's Bard to learn some lessons in modern love...and ghosting!

18th Century Romance meets 21st Century Modern Dating in this critically-acclaimed hit comedy drama by Gillian Duffy. An intimate date with the writer of Auld Land Syne, which includes everything from love, dating, breakups and, most importantly, ghosting – what better way to kickstart your Burns Night celebrations?

Heartbroken author Emily Winters takes herself away to her aunt's old cottage in Ayrshire, Scotland, to get over her cheating ex. As she celebrates Burns Night alone (wishing that the right man would show up), she gets a visitation slightly different than what she'd hoped for. The ghost of Robert Burns appears to give her some dating advice – and he knows what he's talking about.

Featuring the great songs and poems of Burns, such as 'My Love is Like a Red Red Rose', 'Ae Fond Kiss', 'Charlie is my Darlin' and of course 'Auld Lang Syne', this hilarious comedy proves that love and relationships haven't changed that much in 200 years after all.

• 'Duffy's brilliant, compact commentary on modern love' – Dundee Review
• 'Perfectly formed. An unexpected gem that really warms the heart.' – Glasgow Theatre Blog
• 'If you imagine Richard Curtis deciding to do his own 'Scottish play', the result would be remarkably similar to this charming little tale from Gillian Duffy' – The Wee Review
• 'Among many humorous lines thrown into the mix, there are some tender, beautiful moments that use poetry and songs...This is a thoroughly enjoyable show, mixing past with present by the clever, humorous writing, the expert delivery of the cast and the quaint but every effective staging' – Andrew Hamilton

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