AGE: 14+ Running Time 75 minutes (no interval)
In association with the Brunton Theatre and Citizens Theatre. Supported by Ayr Gaiety and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

1936. In villages, towns and cities across Scotland, 549 lives are gradually intertwining.

People of contrasting backgrounds, ideologies and religions. Spurred on by their burning passion for equality and freedom, they will form the Scottish ranks of the Spanish Civil War’s legendary International Brigade.

2017. The country is divided.

In a small pub in Prestonpans, East Lothian, four millennials are told a story.

The true story of four local miners who, 80 years ago, travelled from the streets of Prestonpans to the valleys of Spain. They gave up everything that was familiar: for a land that was not; for a people they had never met; and for a cause they believed was right.

549, a play with songs and storytelling, is a timely insight into one of Scotland’s almost forgotten conflicts.

“This play doesn’t just want us to remember and respect our history, it’s a call to arms and a timely reminder to always fight for what you believe in.”
★★★★ Reviews Hub

“A raw vividness that fairly pulses with energy.” The Scotsman ****

*549 will be accompanied by a pop up installation celebrating local volunteers of the International Brigade supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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time

19 Jun, 2019
19:30
£6.00 to £9.00
120 mins
McCosh Hall, Kirkmichael

Online bookings are subject to a £2 booking fee per transaction.

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time

19 Jun, 2019
19:30
£6.00 to £9.00
120 mins
McCosh Hall, Kirkmichael

Online bookings are subject to a £2 booking fee per transaction.

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