Biggar’s Flute set in 1913 is pure Magic

Equal rights? Biggar Theatre Workshop's women in the relocated Magic Flute (Pics 'by Rodger Price)
Equal rights? Biggar Theatre Workshop's women in the relocated Magic Flute (Pics 'by Rodger Price)
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A UNIQUE show which takes place in Clydesdale next week will whisk the audience back to the last months of peace before the terrible conflict a century ago.

Although after all these years in busy existence, you’d have thought that the Biggar Theatre Workshop would have ‘done it all’ by now when it comes to staging productions.

Wrong. They haven’t done an opera. Yet.

That omission is taken care of when they stage a very special, new version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Biggar Corn Exchange from Wednesday, May 28 to Saturday, May 31, at 7.30pm each night.

Not only is the Workshop’s ‘take’ on the 200-year-old classic opera entirely new, it is also entirely `home-made’.

It is a total re-interpretation by a team of talented local people.

For starters, instead of being set in 1790s, this Magic Flute travels forward in time to the year 1913!

For more on the story, and more photographs, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.