CLARINDA, THE MUSICAL
JAN 25 26 FEB 1 2 3 8 9 10 | 2013
by Mike Gibb and Kevin Walsh
directed by ROB TAYLOR
musical direction by AARON MARSHALL
A US Premiere! Sponsored by the St. Andrew’s Society of Jacksonville
SCOTTISH MUSICAL PLAY | Robert Burns and Edinburgh beauty, Agnes (Nancy) McLehose conducted a passionate love affair that gave rise to a famous series of letters written under the pen names Clarinda and Sylvander. At the age of 72, in her journal, under the date 6th December 1831 – 40 years to the day after they last met – she wrote ”This day I never can forget. Parted with Burns, in the year 1791, never more to meet in this world, Oh may we meet in Heaven.” “Clarinda” sees the events and relationships she was involved in from Nancy’s perspective. Witty, courageous, flirtatious and coy in turns, she was in many ways untypical of her period. Though almost 200 years have passed, Nancy’s story remains as relevant today as it did then.
starring KATE POWELL as Nancy McLehose • DAVID PAUL as Robert Burns • LEA BRERETON as Jean Armour • DAVID JON DAVIS as James McLehose and Gavin Hamilton • ISABEL DONDERO as Jenny Clow