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1707 Act of Union play to precede referendum

posted 2 May 2013, 06:19 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 2 May 2013, 06:27 ]

A new play charting the events leading up to the 1707 Act of Union will be staged at the Royal Lyceum theatre in Edinburgh just months before next year’s referendum.

Pro-independence playwright Tim Barrow is behind what the theatre is billing as a “timely romp” through the central characters and events of the time.

The Edinburgh-born writer admitted he knew nothing of the “incendiary” passage of history when he started researching the play, which he said then began to write itself.