There Was a Soldier...

Musicals and Opera (historical, folk)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


There Was a Soldier... is a compelling tribute to the people of Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond, during WWI, and to Bangour (Edinburgh's War Hospital). OpenCast tell through music, poetry, slides and humour, the story of young men who enlisted with great enthusiasm to defend their country. Includes stories of McCrae's Battalion and Dr Elsie Inglis' Scottish War Hospitals overseas. 'Powerful, poignant uplifting, superb!' (Fiona Hyslop MSP). 'You could feel the emotions of the times' (Rev J Cowan). 'Excellent well-constructed memorial' (Ali Gibson, BFBS). 'An embarrassment of riches... touching and respectful tribute' ***** (

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