Òran

By Owen Sutcliffe

Combining spoken word, lyrical storytelling and a pulsating electronic live score, this is the thrilling story of Òran and his journey to rescue his best friend from the Underworld. Should he arrive there, Hades might grant him the chance to lead his friend home…but at what cost? 

This visceral piece of contemporary theatre is a collaboration between Wonder Fools, ‘one of Scotland’s most exciting new companies’ (Scotsman) and the acclaimed hip-hop artist Owen Sutcliffe in partnership with Pitlochry Festival Theatre & Pleasance Theatre with music by VanIves, creating an urgent and entertaining modern retelling of the classic Greek myth Orpheus. 

Show details:

Dates: July 31st – August 25th

Captioned performance: August 13th

Times: 15:15pm

Age: 14+

Venue: Pleasance Theatre, Baby Grand, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ

“Black Watch reimagined for a small town function room” — ★★★★ The Herald on 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War

“Powerful” — ★★★★★ Reviews Hub on Lampedusa

“Lively mixture of lecture, storytelling and interviews”— ★★★★ The Guardian on The Coolidge Effect

“A formidable piece of popular small-scale touring theatre in the 7:84 tradition, educating working class audiences across Scotland about their own history, while providing a superb night out.” ★★★★ Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman on 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War

Written by Owen Sutcliffe

Performed by Robbie Gordon

Directed by Jack Nurse

Music by VanIves

Òran is created by Wonder Fools in partnership with Pleasance Theatre, Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Edinburgh National Partnerships.