BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE
written by Alec Calderwood
Adapted for this production by David McLachlan
Directed by Cecilia Mooney
Produced by David McLachlan
Staged by Hamilton's Celtic Community
at Meteor Theatre, Hamilton
From 22 Sep 2012 to 23 Sep 2012
Otago Boys High School, Dunedin
From 20 Mar 2013 to 23 Mar 2013
Reviewed by: Julianne Boyle; Terry MacTavish;
A narrated dramatisation in both song and scene, telling the story of the ‘Stuart' Prince, ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie', in 1745, raising a Highland army to take on the Hanoverian government in London. Success would mean placing his father, James, on the throne of England and Scotland. Defeat would mean catastrophe for the Highlanders.
This is the 4th dramatisation of an historical event that McLachlan and Mooney have worked on together.
The performance uses a cast of 40+ including actors, singers, soloists, traditional Scottish dancers, Bag pipers and fiddler.
Staged in one act and lasting about an hour it gives the audience a taste of Scotland almost 300 years ago.
Featuring a mixed age group from age 4yrs. through to 60+ who bring a range of talents and mood to the performance. From the Battle scenes to the poignant songs. Coming together from different levels of theatre experience but sharing the passion for their Celtic roots.
Performed at The Meteor Theatre
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23rd September 2012
Price: Koha/Gold coin entry
tickets on sale 1 hr prior to show for each show
Dunedin Fringe 2013
Otago Boys High School
March 21, 23 2013