A one woman show celebrating women's activism for peace
Performed, Devised and Directed by Morna Burdon
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Gie’s Peace sees Morna Burdon return with more inspiring stories of courageous women - her focus this time the remarkable women who have found their own - often highly inventive – ways to take a stand for peace.
Threaded through with songs – some anthemic, some political, some personal she takes the audience on a journey of courage, creativity and resilience.
Focusing on women worldwide who have walked for peace, rebelled against war and sometimes risked everything in the process, the show also highlights how their loved one’s lives have been affected by war.
Burdon states: "As with Bonnie Fechters, it is the strength, courage and determination of these women that is so affecting. From the Japanese girl who inspired a movement to the astonishing bravery of a Somalian mother, from the Scotswoman who defied the state to the young African American who overcame fear to sing in the darkness”.
Genre: - Theatre - Songs and Stories of real people brought to life in performance
Solo Performance New Writing
Suitable Audiences: Aimed at adults but suitable for 12 upwards
Proposed Venues: Small Scale Theatres & Studio Spaces, Festivals, Schools, Village Halls, Museums, Libraries
Proposed Touring Locations: Scotland, UK, International
Proposed Touring Period: Autumn 2019 onwards
Video: Please see below : Intro to the work & (at 42 secs) Clip of the show
Fringe Review "RECOMMENDED!"
‘Grasps our attention from the outset combining stories and songs in a clever, wistful look at the effects that war has on the world and how women have reacted ……take a moment to step away from the world and find Gie’s Peace for yourself’
Scots Gay Arts **** (4 stars)
'With her first song Morna Burdon plunges us straight into the brilliantly black humour with which women have creatively waged peace…..My favourite has to be Lily of the Arc Lights – sung to the woman with the bolt-cutters, beside whom the singer is attacking the perimeter fence of a nuclear base… made me laugh out loud.'
All Edinburgh Theatre. Com ( Edinburgh Fringe 2018)
‘ Intimate……but a core of steel’.
Beautifully structured......As always, her words and music bring emotions to life…….Evocative songs of protest and struggle...... Moving & inspirational storytelling.....
You told my mum’s story. Thank you.