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Leading Nelson Actors Join Pipe Band Extravaganza

Leading Nelson Actors Join Pipe Band Extravaganza

“..Astounding” ... “Impressive and not what I expected at all...” “So professional!” – The audience loved last year’s Celtic Pipe Band’s incredibly successful, Braveheart - The Concert.

This year the Celtic Pipe Band’s upping the ante and taking an incredible 420-year-old slice of history, including two of Nelson’s top actors, adding bagpipes, rock music, a dance troupe of more than 20, then topping it off with special effects, all to create a show that won’t be forgotten; Mary, Queen of Scots opens in Nelson’s Theatre Royal next month.

Hot on the heels of last year’s sell-out show with its standing ovation, the band is preparing to bring Mary, Queen of Scots to life on the Theatre Royal stage, and to avoid the disappointment of many who missed the show last time, this year, two shows have been scheduled.

Producer Helen Gilchrist says researching the story of Mary Stuart has been an absolute eye opener.

“Mary lived an emotional roller coaster of a life after becoming queen as an infant.”

“ Mary, Queen of Scots is an amazing story of love, loss, intrigue, manipulation, double crossing and tragedy set across France, Scotland and England.“Helen says the crowning glory of this year’s production is the inclusion of leading Nelson theatrical talent Mike Williams and Liz Woodall.

“We’re rapt to have Liz and Mike join the company to tell this phenomenal tale of a woman who shaped a piece of Celtic History, delivered in a way that I guarantee people have never seen before.”

With the complete Celtic Pipe Band and talented soloists playing both traditional and contemporary music, a full rock band, alongside top highland dancing talent from Nelson and the West Coast, Mary, Queen of Scots will take the audience deep into the pages of history.

Helen says, like an intricate tartan from the Scottish Highlands, the show will be woven with incredible vocalists, rock music all supported by a full lighting rig and multi-media experience. Mary, Queen of Scots is a show is guaranteed to entertain young and old alike.

Saturday evening August 23 and Sunday afternoon August 24 at the Theatre Royal Nelson – Book now!

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