Far, Far From Ypres

Far, Far From Ypres, produced by Ian McCalman and with a huge cast of performers, is touring Scotland in 2018 and comes to the Usher Hall on November 11th.

Far, Far From Ypres

About Far, Far From Ypres

This critically acclaimed multimedia production at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh on Sunday 11 November features the songs, poems and stories of World War One as it follows the journey of young Scots soldier Jimmy McDonald through the trenches.

With a cast of 26 performers, including Scottish folk scene favourites such as Barbara Dickson, Siobhan Miller, Dick Gaughan, Ian McCalman, Professor Gary West, Stephen Quigg and Ian Bruce, the songs of the war are seamlessly linked by narrator Iain Anderson and accompanied by a range of projected images, bringing to life Scotland's contribution to the war effort both on the front line and at home.

Falling under Scotland's Armistice centenary commemorations, the Dumfries show is part of a ten-venue tour of the production being delivered by WW100 Scotland in partnership with Legion Scotland and Poppyscotland.

Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start. Seating is not allocated and the audience will be directed to seats on the night on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/FFFYEdinburgh in person at the Usher Hall, or by calling 0131 228 1155.

The Far, Far From Ypres Armistice centenary tour is sponsored by Clydesdale Bank and supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Far, Far From Ypres are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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