Echoes from Perthshire
Tickets on sale NOW! for our final performances in the 2018/19 ECHOES tour of Scotland based on a successful run at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Five Star reviews and a special Editors Award. The performances are preceded by a Touch Tour for the visually impaired and has Integrated Audio Description.
6pm Mon 11th & Tues 12th November 2019
(5.30pm Touch Tour)
Soutar Theatre, AK Bell Library
2-8 York place, Perth, PH2 8EP
“First class acting, singing …high spirited and entertaining” ThreeWeeks Review
“The singing is absolutely marvellous … and the music beautifully composed” Fringe Review
Echoes from Perthshire has been specially created in collaboration with Culture Perth and Kinross; University of St Andrews’ SHINE project (School of Astronomy & Physics); Bertha Park High and Letham and Errol Primary Schools. The Scottish “Superwomen of Science” featured include Beatrix Potter and the fascinating story of her correspondence with a Dunkeld Postie; Errol’s WW2 heroic marine engineer Victoria Drummond, and music from Perth’s own traditional song collector Marjory Kennedy-Fraser and song writer Lady Carolina Nairne who was born at the ‘Auld Hoose’ of Gask in Perthshire in 1766.
Echoes celebrates the triumphs and histories of the nation’s Superwomen of Science through a blend of music, song, performance and spoken word.
Featuring contemporary Scottish singer and composer Frances M Lynch and Margaret Cameron (BBC Singers), the show has been entertaining audiences across Scotland as it tours the country, engaging with local communities along the way.
The performances, as well as presenting traditional and classical music from the past, will include new music created with an Astronomer, a Theoretical Physicist and an Experimental Physicist from St Andrews. Look out for sounds reflecting solar energy, spectral colours and laser loops.
There will be new and old songs and stories about our featured local scientists from history – you can find out more about them on their Minerva Scientifica pages: – Victoria Drummond and Beatrix Potter.
Created by electric voice theatre, Echoes is a Minerva Scientifica – project that brings together professional performers with community musicians and school children. Together, we raise awareness of the rich heritage and deep connections between music and science, and inspire the next generation of future scientists.