Mairi Campbell: Pulse
Performance at Mull Theatre 8.00pm
Fri 14 Apr 2017
Supper at An Tobar 6.30pm
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The award-winning musician Mairi Campbell presents her new solo theatre show Mairi Campbell: Pulse. Mairi steps out on a quest to heal ancient wounds and to “come home”.
In Pulse, Mairi sings, acts, plays and dances the story of her musical homecoming and journey of the heart. Mairi weaves live viola, voice, animation, movement and storytelling with tracks from her latest groundbreaking album Pulse.
The show, which is co-devised and directed by Kath Burlinson, begins with Mairi feeling creatively stultified by her classical training at the Guildhall School of Music in London. She then travels to Mexico and Cape Breton before returning to Scotland to take up her bow in the traditional music scene. In the background is her love story with her husband and musical collaborator Dave Francis, who teaches her to play her first tune by ear.
“A mesmerising performer with such a gift for accents and physical comedy that it’s easy to forget her main job is folk musician” Andrew Eaton-Lewis, the Scotsman
“Exquisite blend of skill, art, vitality and expression…Join [Campbell] and be uplifted” Musical Theatre Review*****
“Subtle and evocative…a story with local and global resonance” All Edinburgh Theatre.com****
“There is no doubting Summerhall has a gem in Mairi Campbell’s show” tvbomb.co.uk****
“Mairi Campbell is a woman with more musical ability in her little finger than most of us have in our entire bodies” Fest****
“This one woman show is truly unique” Edfestmag.com****
“A feast for the mind, as well as the eyes and ears. Challenging and inspiring. Made me want to dance (and I almost never dance!) and take up the fiddle again”
Richard Medrington –
founder, Puppet State Theatre Company
Photo credit: Julia Fayngtuen
Take advantage of our Supper, Taxi and a Show offer!
Book for a two course supper in An Tobar at 6.30pm, a taxi to and from the Theatre and this performance for £25/£23... Spaces are limited so be quick!
The An Tobar Two Course Café Supper Menu choices are:
Smoky Mac 'n' Cheese – roasted red peppers, sweetcorn, smoked pimenton and macaroni in a creamy cheese sauce, served with salad and crusty bread (v)
Bean & Veg Chilli – chunky veg and mixed bean chilli, with sour cream, cheese, sweet pickled chillies and crushed corn chips (v/gf)
Banana Choc Chip Cake, served warm with custard
Vanilla Ice-Cream, with salted butterscotch sauce (gf)
(vegan dishes are available on request)