Gerda gears up for exhausting August
BRAVEHEART actress Gerda Stevenson will come to the four at Edinburgh Fringe this year.
The Peeblesshire star of film and stage not only treads the boards in one leading production at the annual festival but takes centre stage at a further three shows.
Gerda will be appearing in The Boy and the Bunnet - a new show which aims to introduce children to the Scots language and traditional Scots music in a fun and entertaining way.
She's also acting in Tam O'Shanter - Burns' well-known story of a glorious night out. With songs, music, dancing and death-defying rhyming, Gerda will be part of a large cast of Scotland's best actors, dancers and musicians.
If that wasn't enough, she also stars in Madge Wildfire - where she'll be singing with Patsy Seddon and Kathy Stewart in their trio Madge Wildfire.
And her exhausting August will be completed by her part in Traverse Dream Plays - where she's one of ten Scottish playwrights whose work will feature in the Traverse Dream Plays.
Gerda told the Peeblesshire News: "I have appeared in shows at the Fringe for many years, but this is the first year that I'll be doing four different shows, and one straight after the other.
"As soon as the lights go up after Tam O'Shanter at The Assembly Halls, I'll be taking off my costume and make up, then hot footing it down The Mound to The Famous Spiegeltent to join the musicians for The Boy and the Bunnet.
"I'm really looking forward to it, but pleased that I can head back to Peeblesshire and home comforts every evening."
The Boy and the Bunnet, which runs from Monday to Sunday, August 19, is a Big Sky production, which premiered at Celtic Connections in February. Tam O'Shanter, which runs from today until Sunday, August 26, is a joint production by Communicado, Horsecross Arts and Assembly, having its premiere at the Fringe.
Madge Wildfire is staged at the St Bride's Acoustic Music Centre on August 22, and Traverse Dream Plays is on the following evening.
This article appeared in Border Telegraph 07 Aug 12
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