Preview: A Haggis Queen Abroad at Alphabetti & Ed Fringe
“Can You Still Be Scottish If You Don’t Like Haggis??”
A Haggis Queen Abroad
Newcastle Alphabetti Theatre,
Wednesday 22nd July 2015
Edinburgh theSpace on the Mile (Radisson Hotel) Monday 17th - Saturday 22nd August 2015
Tartan Socks Theatre wrestle this great and worthy question in their Edinburgh Fringe debut, A Haggis Queen Abroad. Smugly enjoying being the only Scot on the block, the Haggis Queen finds herself suddenly adrift when the Scottish Independence Referendum hits and she must decide on which side of the fence her loyalties lie. With a toe in the ‘Yes’ camp and a heel in the ‘No’, the Highland-dancing-Haggis-Queen debates her right to even have a say in the fate of the country she loved but left.
Through mischievous musings over the myths of Scottishness; the jokes, the flaws, and the downright untruths, the Haggis Queen takes us through her inevitable identity crisis as she tries to understand who she is, and where she really belongs.
Eilidh Talman is a Scottish-born actress and theatre-maker based in the North East of England. She has recently enjoyed collaborations with Twenty Seven Productions, Theatre Space North East, and Eighties Doubt Films, as well as performing at Northern Stage and the Live Theatre. ‘A Haggis Queen Abroad’ marks her first solo appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe.
“...hugely generous... The night was lit up by Eilidh Talman...” Andrew Latimer, Arts blogger
Alphabetti Theatre, The Basement, 16 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle
Wednesday 22nd July 2015 at 8pm (Bar opens 6.30)
On The Web: Alphabetti Theatre website link
Tickets online: Online ticket link
Venue: V39 - Space 1 at theSpace on the Mile (Radisson Hotel)
Monday 17th - Saturday 22nd August 2015 at 10.05a.m.
Tickets: Fringe Box Office Online ticket link or theSpace Box Office