COMRADES OF THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE:
YOU CAN GO PROUDLY. YOU ARE HISTORY.
YOU ARE LEGEND.
WONDER FOOLS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE BRUNTON THEATRE AND CITIZENS THEATRE
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
Based on a true story, 549 follows four miners from the streets of Prestonpans to the valleys of Spain. They gave up everything they knew: for a land they did not know; 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.
13 – 17 February 2018
7 – 10 February 2018
Prestonpans Town Hall
5 January 2017
Prestonpans Labour Club
1 April 2015
Old Hairdressers, Glasgow (work-in-progress)
Jack Nurse &
Ailie Crerar (Current)
Hector Macpherson Brown (Originating)
'549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War’ is currently in development. To find out about the work going on behind the scenes and our ongoing research into the ‘549’, visit our Development Blog below: