Those of you lucky enough to see Splinters’ Production of The Matchmaker at Lyth in 2011 will welcome this double bill. Splinters Productions present two captivating Victorian entertainments by Caithness-born poet & playwright Donald Campbell. Performed by two of Scotlands finest actors Anna Hepburn and Finlay Mclean.
Nancy Sleekit is no woman to meddle with! Recently widowed, she regales us in expressive Scots with tales of her three husbands, their many failings and untimely ends! Along the way we are entertained to rich cameos of the low life in Edinburgh’s Auld Reekie. The feisty Nancy’s acerbic wit is a sheer delight!
Howard’s Revenge tells the story of Irish actor-manager JB Howard who is engaged by the Theatre Royal Edinburgh to perform the role of Rob Roy MacGregor – but behind the scenes lurks a conspiracy! Can acting genius Henry Irving be trusted? What are the motives of theatre manager Robert Wyndham? A story of skullduggery surfaces!