Wonder Fools - 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War

Sat 1 Oct 2022

Suitable for ages 14+ | 100mins

The true stories of four working class miners who went to fight as part of the International Brigade.

Tickets: £15.50 / £13.50 conc / £8 students

In a small pub in Prestonpans, East Lothian, four millennials are told a story. The true story of four miners who, over 80 years ago, went to fight as part of the International Brigade. Travelling from the streets of Prestonpans to the valleys of Spain, they gave up everything that was familiar: for a land that was not; for people they had never met; and for a cause they believed was right.
549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War, a play with songs and storytelling, is a timely insight into one of Scotland’s almost forgotten conflicts.

Post show Q+A with cast, creatives, writer and presenter Daniel Gray & Mike Arnott (Scotland Secretary, International Brigade Memorial Trust)


Wonder Fools will be hosting an online event for teachers or youth group leaders to hear more about the show and how it was created. This will include members of the creative team talking about their process and a chance to ask questions and learn about the accompanying education resources on offer.  Mon 5 Sep, 5:30pm - 7:00pm - online event via zoom bookable HERE.


Written by ROBBIE GORDON & JACK NURSE Directed by JACK NURSE Designer BECKY MINTO Lighting design BENNY GOODMAN Composer VANIVES

Photo credit: Mihaela Bodlovic

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