…a delightfully subtle act of subversion… Mark Brown - Sunday Herald.
THE LASSES, O - for Homecoming and Robert Burns' 250th anniversary, the award-winning playwright tells the stories of five women who knew him, each dramatically illuminated by one of his songs, and reveals his untold life story.
An abridged production of four acts from the five act play by Rowan Tree Theatre Company for Homecoming 2009.
Actor: Gerda Stevenson. Director: John Bett. Musicians: Seylan Baxter, Lillias Kinsman-Blake, Rachel Newton.
…passionately inventive and well-made …the desire, the creativity, the nurturing energy and the tradition-bearing power of women take a memorable leading role …a powerful formula for a new perspective on Burns Joyce McMillan
Reviews: Scotsman - Times - The Stage - Southern Reporter - Sunday Herald There are greater rewards, both emotionally and intellectually, in Janet Paisley's beautiful little drama The Lasses, O … By the end, we feel closer to the life of Burns and to the lives of the women who made him - Mark Brown, Sunday Herald