Auld Lang Sing

Music (poetry, storytelling)

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A new take on old words, Auld Lang Sing is a new show written by Siobhan Argyle and performed by students of Glasgow Acting Academy. It features a series of 10 poems, including works by Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Queen of Scots, Thomas Campbell and Will Ogilvie as you have never heard them before. The show promises new songs and music coupled with plenty of drama to bring history and folklore alive on stage in celebration of some of Scotland's finest writers.

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Catriona MacGregor 39 days ago

This show has everything - great music, poetry, laughs and even a whistle-stop tour of parts of Scotland's history. The performers and the music were amazing. I really hope it comes back to the Fringe next year for a longer run. Just brilliant!

Gillian Kerr 47 days ago

A modern take on Scottish poetry transformed by a talented writer and the young actors; the music draws you in and the excitement of the actors is plain to see. I look forward to seeing how the team develop this show in the future.

Joyce Guthrie 48 days ago

Saw this today 9th August. What a wonderful show with a cast of young actors who are passionate and enthusiastic. I can thoroughly recommend this. They are professional and slick and clearly love what they are doing. Don't miss it

Eunice Craig 49 days ago

Wednesday 9th August - what a day to be in Edinburgh to see this fantastic show. Auld Lang Sing is beautifully performed with passion, laughter and tears. Clear to see the energy and love of performing from all at Glasgow Acting Academy. A whistle-stop tour of some of Scotland's Historic Hero's & Heroines, told in a unique and special way. The songs are amazing and huge credit to Siobhan Argyle and all others involved for such a unique piece of theatre. I am still singing "Up In The Morning Early" hours later - one not to be missed 10 out of 10 from me.

Ivar Struthers 49 days ago

I went to see Auld Lang Sing his afternoon (9th August) and it was simply superb! Brilliantly written and wonderfully performed, I laughed, cried, danced and was generally in awe of the power, passion, energy and talent of the young people in the Glasgow Acting Academy as they took us on a musical tour of Scottish history told through poetry, drama and song. The words of Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Burns, Mary Queen of Scots and others brought to life in a way one could not have imagined. Catch it if you can. Five stars.

Wilma Webster 49 days ago

Please go see these guys! Saw this show today (9th August) and wasn't sure exactly what to expect, but wow, wow, wow! What a talented and inspirational group of young actors. The show is an entertaining mix of Scottish history (with a lighthearted slant), storytelling, poetry, song and a little bit of dance too. I came out of the show feeling totally uplifted and have been singing along to myself ever since! Go support these youngsters - they will be our Scottish stars of the future!

John McLaughlin 49 days ago

Yesterday ( 8th August ) I choose to go and see " Auld Lang Sing " with my Partner and two Friends , It was a fantastic performance of a rendition of Scots Poetry turned into song and a history lesson intermingled with the songs , The performers were all from Glasgow Acting Academy and were superb , Hats off to the young performers , the Musical was also very informative by giving you a brief history of the story behind each of the songs , Very well written by Siobhan Argyle , and excellently performed by the GAA .

Jean Forgie 49 days ago

Saw this show yesterday (08/08/23), ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! The actors were fabulous and the show brought back my forgotten history classes (which I loved). Very inspiring and uplifting show. Well done to the writer, director and actors !

Rachel Macgregor 50 days ago

Fantastic show! Interesting ,funny & heartfelt . Wonderful company of young Scottish performers who are naturals on the stage. Really moving songs. Highly recommended

Karen Law 50 days ago

Brilliant show! Auld Lang Sign was a delightful, funny and clever performance based on poems from Scottish writers of the past. The young performers from Glasgow Acting Academy were so professional and talented whilst the music and songs were well written. All brought together thoughtfully and inventively by an excellent team in just 20 hours. Scots in the audience were very moved by the reminder of our history whilst visitors to Scotland were introduced to our humour and talent. I was blessed to attend the debut performance so I’m sure that the slight issue with music sometimes being too loud for the vocals will be corrected for subsequent performances. I’m just being a little picky there as I really couldn’t fault it otherwise. You’ll be glad you went.

Louise Day 50 days ago

A stunning performance from Glasgow Acting Academy. I left with shivers. The songs touched me. Beautiful storytelling and production. This musical could reach the West End. Highly recommended.

Islay Gallagher 51 days ago

A little gem of a show performed by a cast of wonderful young people. Well done to all involved. Highly recommend.

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 39 days ago

A delightful discovery.

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