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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Sins of the Father

Last night my husband and I went to see the play, Sins of the Father, written by Tom Murray. It is currently doing a tour of the Scottish Borders. The play has a cast of two and lasts for about seventy minutes.

A man and a woman meet in a remote cottage. Why are they there? How do they know each other?  What is the history that brings these two people together? To answer any of those questions would be to give away the plot, which I am not going to do. Instead, what I am going to do, is to suggest you all go along to a venue near you and check it out for yourself.

Below is a list of venues where you can still see the play.

Sins of the Father by Tom Murray with Lesley Hart as Emma and Jordan Young as Robert.

Lesley's stage work includes Future Proof a 2011 Edinburgh Fringe first at the Traverse. Other work includes:
I Was a Beautiful Day,  Shimmer and Outlying Islands. Film and Television work include Casualty, Fast Romance and Taggart.

Jordan’s stage work includes Black Watch and Gagarin Way. TV work includes Rab C Nesbitt and Legit.

Directed by John Carnegie. Scenery and Costumes designed by Gregory Smith.

'The winds batter a remote cottage in the Borders. Emma enters this 'animals' lair' for her long planned encounter with its owner, Robert.Years before, the worlds of Robert's father and Emma's mother collided in a way that would affect their children's lives forever. Today, that situation is going to be resolved.'

Tense, passionate, edge-of-the-seat theatre, Tom Murray's involving drama was joint winner of the inaugural Rowan Tree Playwrighting


Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
Saturday 8 October 7.30pm

Box Office: 01750 725777 & online

Village Hall, Smailholm
Sunday 9 October 7.30pm

Tickets: Smailholm Pottery 01573 460 666 & online at

Biggar Corn Exchange
Wednesday 12 October 7.30pm
or on the door

Carlops Community Hall
Thursday 13 October 7.30pm
Tickets: Carlops PO or on the door & online at

Coldstream Community Centre
Friday 14 October 7.30pm
Tickets: Clark's Newsagents, Coldstream
or on the door & online at

Wauchope Hall, Town Yetholm
Sat 15 October 7.30pm
Tickets:Yetholm Village Shop 01573 420366 & online at

1 comment:

  1. Sounds great, Eileen.
    There's a Friendly Blogger Award over at my place if you'd like to collect it :-)