The Last Burrah Sahibs

Spoken Word (storytelling, historical)

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The Last Burrah Sahibs is a one-hour, one-man, spoken-word show about the mansion house dwelling life led by ordinary Scottish mill workers in the old jute colonies along the Hooghly river in 20th century Bengal – when it was still possible to walk down Calcutta streets on a Saturday and hear only Scottish accents. A warm and witty tale told in story, film and poetry. 'Funny, personal and moving – it’s an elegy to a lost past' (Courier). Max Scratchmann is 'one of the country’s most renowned... poets' (Edinburgh Evening News).

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