Mairi Campbell’s critically acclaimed theatre show Mairi Campbell: Pulse is back for a second year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Following a successful run at Summerhall last year, the show, which sees Mairi sing, play viola and step dance, has a new and very natural home at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.
“I’m over the moon to be at the Scottish Storytelling Centre this year,” said Campbell. “We’re right in the middle of all the action and it’s a brilliantly inspiring venue: contemporary, vibrant and steeped in Scottish culture. I can’t think of a better place for a show exploring its relationship with Scotland.”
Co-devised and directed by Kath Burlinson, Pulse is Campbell’s story of her musical homecoming. From rejecting her classical training to travelling through Mexico and Cape Breton, where she discovers Scottish traditions that have become lost in the ‘old country’, a personal and musical journey unfolds, taking her away from home in order to discover where she really belongs.
The show is deeply touching, funny and potent. Campbell’s grounded and compelling performance weaves viola, voice, animation and movement.
Location: Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe, Netherbow Theatre
Dates: Thu 3 – Sun 27 Aug (not even days) at 5pm (55mins)
Price(s): £12.00 / concessions
Campbell is also doing two Fringe concerts at the Jazz Bar.
Location: The Jazz Bar, 1A Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1HR
Dates: 4 & 28 Aug