1936: In village, towns and cities across Scotland, 549 lives are gradually intertwining. People of contrasting backgrounds, ideologies and religions spurred on by their burning passion for equality and freedom, they will form the Scottish ranks of the Spanish Civil War’s legendary international brigade.
2017: The country is divided. In a small pub in Prestopans, East-Lothian, four millennial’s are told a story; the true story of four local ministers who, 80 years ago, traveled from the streets of Prestonpans to the valleys of Spain. They gave up everything that was familiar: for a land that was not, for a cause the believed was right.
549, a play with songs and story telling is a timely and important insight into one of Scotland/s almost forgotten conflicts.
Please note: Strong language, re-enactment of war, loud noises, 14+