Nominated for Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland in the Best Technical Presentation and Best Production for Children & Young People categories.
A co-production between GRID IRON and LUNG HA THEATRE COMPANY in partnership with RZSS EDINBURGH ZOO and ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE EDINBURGH
A site-specific, promenade theatre production in RZSS Edinburgh Zoo
1st – 9th April 2017
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo
Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival
Dr Vivien Stirlingshire, a cryptozoologist, is unveiling her latest discovery at the world famous RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. A cryptozoologist? I am sure you know they travel the world seeking out hidden and, as yet, undiscovered “animals” – you know the type – the Yeti or closer to home the Loch Ness Monster. Her brother Henry, the Zoo Manager, has organised a grand welcoming party but believes his sister has an overactive imagination – “she’s not a proper scientist; after all she believes in The Wild Haggis. No really, she does!”.
This magical promenade performance takes you on a journey both inside and outside at the Zoo, where you will meet a diverse range of characters and various forms of life, from squabbling Zoo guides to dancing penguins (not real ones of course) to…
Well, truth is Dr Stirlingshire doesn’t know what to call it yet… perhaps the Something-Or-Other?