prophecy, a new full-length musical based on the legend of the Brahan Seer and the ill-fated House of Seaforth, receives its premiere in the Capital next week, at St Bride’s on Orwell Terrace.
Produced by MST Productions, the the action of the piece whisks audiences to the Isle of Lewis, the Brahan Estates near Strathpeffer, the Black Isle, and even, briefly, Paris.
Kenneth Mackenzie is gifted with the ‘sight’ and looked upon as the Gaelic Nostradamus by many observers who believed he had been gifted a talismanic stone from the otherworld. A seer.
Although there is no single authoritative account of Mackenzie’s deeds during in his short but eventful life, his story has been handed down in stories shared across the generations.
Using a mix of songs, dance, and lighting effects, Prophecy brings to life a number of Mackenzie’s predictions.
Living in the 17th century, he was enabled to foresee the Battle of Culloden, the Highland Clearances, the demise of the powerful House of Seaforth, the coming of roads, railways and canals and more.
Be prepared for supernatural chills, romance, comedy, time travel, betrayal and revenge.
Written by Ian Turnbull, Iain Mackintosh and Ken Sutherland, Prophecy is directed by Alan Borthwick, with musical direction and arrangements by Simon Hanson, James McCutcheon and Linda Stewart. Choreography is by Paige Orme.
Prophecy, St Bride’s Centre, Orwell Terrace, Tuesday-Saturday, 7.30pm (matinee 2.30pm), £12, 0131-228 1155