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Tea With Clarinda

12th May 2009

‘Tea With Clarinda’ is a play written by Anna Hillis about the two women in the life of Robert Burns, his wife, Jean Armour, and his romantic correspondent Nancy McLehose. Hillis imagines what would have happened had the two women met after the death of the poet. Much of the dialogue is in Scots. The play was written to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, and also Homecoming Scotland 2009, and will be touring during the summer of 2009 as follows:

12 June – Gatehouse of Fleet Burns Club (tel: Mike Duguid on 01557 860040) 13 June – Old Well Theatre Moffat (tel: 070506 024389) 17 June – Little Theatre Lockerbie (tel: 07506 024389) 19 June - St John’s Town of Dalry Town Hall (tel: 07506 024389) 20 June – St Ninian’s church, Moniaive (tel: 07506 024389) 25 June - Birchvale Theatre Dalbeattie (tel: 07506 024389) 27 June - Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk (tel: Helen Currie on 01750 22204) 3 July – St Bride’s Arts Centre Edinburgh (tel: 0131 346 1405) 4 July – Theatre Royal Dumfries (tel: D Smith on 01387 261033)