"The Drummer Boy"
April 1996 and August 1995

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Written especially to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the 1745 Uprising, lead by Bonnie Prince Charlie, the show is based on a  story of a drummer boy in the employ  of the Prince, and a true story about another drummer. The script takes you from Glenfinnan, August 1745, to Edinburgh a month later, and onto Derby, via victory at Preston Pans, the Long March home to defeat at the bloodbath of Culloden. Seen through the eyes of a group of children from the same village, one of whom becomes the drummer boy of the title, who follow the Prince on his  rash adventure. The script does contain a surprise at the end, one that does not change history, sadly, for some Scots. The show was performed twice more in the following twelve months. On September 21st it was performed at Preston Pans. A sadder anniversary was commemorated  when, on the weekend of 18th April 1996, the show was performed at Culloden Academy, a mile away from the battlefield. On both occasions the show was well received.

WHAT THE PAPERS SAID

'A classy show by the youngsters.. this is a little gem of a show'    Evening News, August '95


"There should always be a place on the Fringe for this type of show"                                               
The Scotsman, August '95

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