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Margaret Saves Scotland

Margaret Holt embarked on a holiday romance with a difference and it changed her life. Falling in love with Scotland filled her with a burning desire to liberate the country from the English yoke. But what could a nine-year-old lass from Yorkshire do to make that dream come true? Join Margaret as she embarks on the journey of a lifetime. Read more …


The critical consensus

Even if your politics lies in the other direction, it’s hard not to warm to an unpretentious wee lassie trying to put the world to rights.

***(*)(*)Robert Peacock, The Wee Review, 17/04/2018

In the end, it is all determinedly sugary, deliberately trading on the tartan-and-shortbread, Brigadoon version of Scotland that was once prevalent. It is difficult to get too worked up about it either way, and it is doubtful that it will linger long in the memory.

**(*)(*)(*)Hugh Simpson, All Edinburgh Theatre, 17/04/2018

Margaret’s childishly idealised notions of Scottish history can be excused by her youth. The fact that the play shows every sign of agreeing with them is more problematic.

Mark Brown, Scottish Stage, 17/04/2018

Joyful in its humour and inspirational endeavour, this short, sharp, couthie comedy is perfect lunchtime entertainment, served on the side with your Pie and Pint. Bon Appetit.!

****(*)Vivien Devlin, Edinburgh Guide, 19/04/2018

Where and when?

A Play, a Pie and a Pint, Glasgow from Monday April 9, 2018, until Saturday April 14, 2018. More info: http://playpiepint.com

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh from Tuesday April 17, 2018, until Saturday April 21, 2018. More info: www.traverse.co.uk

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