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★★★★ Musical Theatre Review

The Women Behind the Bard

Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard

Synopsis

After the death of Robert Burns, his wife Jean Armour and mistress Nancy Maclehose, finally meet. Female-led theatre company Fearless Players bring an all-female production dedicated to the women behind Scotland’s history. Jean and Nancy inspired some of Burns most famous work, after years of songs being written about them, its time for their story to be told. Using the well-known music of Robert Burns, woven with original composition, Herstory gives a voice to the women behind the bard.

 

Video

A promotional video cut from a live performance of Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018.

The full performance of Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018.

Gallery

Some images from our time at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018. Including our main promotional image, performance images from the SpaceUK press launch, BBC Scotland Radio and images from the production. 

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Armour EP

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A marvellous addition to Scottish theatre. It’s a historical drama about the perils of celebrity, with beautifully nuanced writing and acting, as well as heart-lifting music. It’s also gloriously funny,"

Three Weeks

★★★★★

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"The music is strong... Heartfelt performances from all three of the women...holds the audience spellbound."

Musical Theatre Review

★★★★

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"Warm and witty musical from Fearless Players... beautifully laced with humour."

The List

★★★★

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Reviews

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"Armour is an exceptionally mature piece of writing. It’s sentimental without being schmaltzy, and is underscored with a strong, feminist message... Armour oozes potential."

The Stage

★★★★

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"Armour challenges attendees to remember these women in their future Burns Night toasts and is a charming piece of Scottish storytelling."

Broadway World

★★★★

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"A fascinating investigation into the feelings of two of the most important women in Robert Burns’ life."

Scots Gay

★★★★

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