Thunderstruck

Theatre (storytelling, music)

  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months
The socially distanced performance of this show takes place on Monday 15th August.
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

Thunderstruck is an international award-winning production concerning the legacy and mythology of a Pitlochry bin man, who flew beyond the summit of his art and changed Scottish music forever by defying established tradition and pushing to the absolute edge of what was possible. Take whatever romantic notions you have of the bagpipes and leave them at the door. Herald Angel and Scottish Arts Club award-winning show returns to Edinburgh. Written by David Colvin. Directed by Tom Freeman. ***** (ScottishField.co.uk). ***** (TheWeeReview.com).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: There is level access into the Centre from the John Knox House entrance. If entering using the main SSC entrance there are 9 steps up. Once inside there is a lift that can take customers down to the -1 floor which is the top of the raked seating. If not it is 16 steps down to the top of the raked seating.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Katrina Campbell about 20 hours ago

Absolutely outstanding awesome show
Spellbound from the minute David came on stage and oh my god that ending just mind blowing
Would totally rate this 10 stars if I could - if you haven’t got a ticket I would highly recommend you get yourself over to the story telling centre and see for yourself just how good it is

Sue 2 days ago

As a party of 4 we all enjoyed this show - though two out of the 4 thought it could have been 20 minutes shorter. The music was fab and we would have all liked even more included.
We all learned something new about the bag pipes and were blown away by the climax. Backing musicians were excellent and the main character was an excellent raconteur. Well worth going to see.

HS 4 days ago

A great show, thorougly enjoyable in terms of both story telling and music. We loved it and recommend it as a must see.

Amos 5 days ago

Certainly in my top 25 fringe shows ever (of over 500 shows spanning 25 years). Storytelling at its best. About a guy reminiscing about learning the bagpipes in Fife. You'll learn a bit about piping along the way too. If this does not turn out to be my number 1 of this fringe (this was only the fourth show I saw), then this is going to be a very good year.

Clare L 7 days ago

A fantastic show - moving, funny, and with virtuoso Scottish music. Great storytelling and thoroughly recommended. We were all captivated.


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