30 October, 2018

Tapestry of Remarkable Women in Story and Song

A one-woman show, Bonnie Fechters – Songs and Stories of Hope and Resistance, created and performed by Morna Burdon, arrives at Pitlochry Festival Theatre on Thursday, 1 November, 7.30pm celebrating the courage, love and inventiveness of remarkable women through the centuries; women whose spirit have changed our lives forever.

The phrase, ‘Bonnie Fechters’ is a Scots term, meaning ‘fearless fighters’, which Morna first heard from her Dundonian Mother, growing up in Errol, and her show highlights international stories of all sorts of women who have faced and stood up to, injustice and oppression across history.

Morna Burdon is a seasoned director, writer, performer and singer. She has toured extensively in Scotland – from Shetland to Dumfries - and directed and performed with a range of international artists throughout Europe and Africa.

In Bonnie Fechters, Morna takes the audience on a journey of celebration and inspiration as she weaves a tapestry of songs and stories shedding light on remarkable women, whose quiet courage and achievements have often remained hidden and unsung.

Following on from All Hallow’s Eve, Morna tells of Scottish women targeted as witches, tales of girls surviving the Magdalene institution for ‘fallen women’;  the 1976 ‘Strikers in Saris’ protest and many more as the show journeys from Scotland to Vietnam; from civil rights activists to a wee Scottish girl who played the pipes outside prison gates to support the Suffragettes.

Following the performance, the audience can share stories of women they know who have also been Bonnie Fechters.

Taking place in the intimate and panoramic River Room overlooking the Tummel, Morna’s show is perfect for an Autumn evening’s reflection and relaxation.

To get tickets, call the Box Office team on 01796 484626 or click here to book online.

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