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Tales, toasts and Tam O’Shanter as Burns comes to Bowhill

Monday, 11 January 2016

The Bowhill Theatre and Courtyard Restaurant will play host to a Burns Supper with a twist as IDEOMS Theatre Company brings its unique take on the infamous bard’s works to the Borders.

The company will perform the songs and poems of Robert Burns as part of a play set in rural surroundings on Saturday, 30 January 2016.

Not only are visitors promised an evening of unique and quirky entertainment, but they’ll also enjoy supper and a dram for a more traditional take on proceedings.

The menu includes the traditional Burns night fayre of haggis, as well as a Scottish dessert, in the intimate surroundings of Bowhill’s Courtyard Restaurant.

IDEOMS is renowned for presenting the work of Burns using unusual visuals and witty jokes, whilst still retaining the integrity of the infamous material.

John Nichol of IDEOMS said: “We’re looking forward to bringing our performance to Bowhill – it’s an annual tradition and we always receive a fabulous response.

“Our take on Burns is very unique and explores the fact that he often used animal dialogue to illustrate his situation or to make comment on social issues. That’s why we use a rural setting incorporating the farmyard, surrounding fields, the church and the pub to loosely portray a day in the life of Burnsian characters – as well as a variety of beasts.

“It allows those well-versed in Burns to enjoy the work from another perspective, and is a great introduction for those less familiar with his works. And more importantly, it’s a very fun evening out.”

Helen Currie, House and Events Manager at Bowhill, said: “Our annual Burns Supper is definitely less than traditional, but is entertaining from start to finish thanks to the performers from IDEOMS.

“The Theatre at Bowhill is perfect for the format of performance itself – it’s really intimate which means the audience can get involved and have a great time. I’d recommend it to anyone who hasn’t come along in previous years.”

Tickets for the supper cost £28 and include entertainment, supper and a dram. The event kicks off at 7.30pm on Saturday, 30 January 2016.

To book tickets, call Bowhill House and Country Estate on 01750 22204, or order from Border Events via the website www.borderevents.com

Visit www.bowhillhouse.co.uk for further information on Bowhill House and Country Estate.