Jan Tait and the Bear

September 28, 2016 in by mwhiteside


Event Details


This newly-written comedic chamber opera by Emily Doolittle, tells the story of Jan Tait, a rugged Shetlander always ready for an adventure. When he is over-charged by an unscrupulous tax collector, Jan Tait strikes back. He is transported to Norway to account for his crimes before the King, but instead of meeting his fate, he meets a ferocious bear who needs Jan as much as Jan needs him. Jan Tait and the Bear blends truth, fantasy, and rough, earthy humour and will appeal to both new music and folklore fans of all ages.   Based on a 15th century folktale, this Ensemble Thing production features Alan McHugh (Taggart, Limmy’s show), Catherine Backhouse (EIF, St Magnus Festival), Brian McBride (Scottish Opera), and is directed by Stasi Schaeffer (Scottish Opera, RCS). The show is performed by Ensemble Thing which comprises some of the most exciting emerging new music performers based in Scotland.

Performances 45 mins plus post-performance discussion: Oct 6th 8pm and Oct 8th 1pm (family-friendly performance age 8+), tickets £10/6 + £1 booking fee from CCA, Glasgow: http://cca-glasgow.com/programme/ensemble-thing–jan-tait-and-the-bear.

Watch our trailer here

www.ensemblething.com