This year, a collaboration between the award-winning musical theatre makers Noisemaker, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and American Music Theatre Project comes to the Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival.

Atlantic: A Scottish Story is an extraordinary new musical written and performed by graduates of both institutions.  The story follows Evie’s life, a young girl who has to choose between crossing the ocean and leaving behind her small island in Scotland, or staying to fulfil her expected duty as a woman at home.

Director Scott Gilmour and Associate Director Scott Evans do a terrific job at creating the world; with such simple set and cleverly choreographed images, this piece of theatre explores the idea of home, heritage and identity in such beautiful ways, making for a great representative of what Scottish musical culture is all about.

The strong and talented ensemble do a wonderful job in carrying out the story and making the audience ‘fall in love with the adventure’. With great voices that fill the theatre space, and a gifted band that plays live alongside the cast, this new piece of writing urges us to follow our dreams.

Atlantic: a Scottish Story is one part of the two-part unique collaboration between these institutions and there is no doubt that they will have a fantastic and successful premier with their run this Fringe.

If you are looking for a show that will make your Edinburgh Fringe experience a truly Scottish adventure, then Atlantic: A Scottish Story is the perfect show for you.

Words: Miriam Larrainzar

Atlantic: A Scottish Story, Assembly Hall, Aug 3-27 (odd days only), 3pm

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