This region, rich with the history of the border reivers of the debatable lands, the roman garrisons of Hadrian’s Wall, and dramatic elopements to Gretna Green, has other, fresher stories to tell. How does its often romanticised past inform the Scottish borders’ present, and to whom do its stories old and new actually belong?
Gretna: A taster of a new collaboration between Théâtre Volière, Katie Hale, and Lori Watson. Gretna is an ongoing project exploring the culture of the region from the perspective of the women so often written out of its history. The actors of the Marchland Arms Company present a staging of Katie’s recent poetry for the project, inspired by her visits to the area around Gretna Green, and accompanied by Lori’s music.