Firebrand show dark sides

BORDERS-based theatre company Firebrand is back at The Wynd Theatre, Melrose next month with one of the most controversial plays of the last 20 years.

Oleanna, written by David Mamet who is considered by many to be America’s greatest contemporary playwright, delves into the world of academia, sexual politics and the power and limits of language.

Firebrand’s co-artistic director Ellie Zeegen said: “The revelation of each protagonist’s darker side is reflected in the themed refreshments that are steadily becoming a traditional feature of Firebrand shows – a glass of Dark Horse ale from the local Scottish Borders Brewery is accompanied by a surprise American-style canapé freshly prepared by the Buccleuch Arms Hotel, St Boswells.

“We are really pleased to be working, once again, with two excellent local businesses to provide a complete theatrical experience and night out.”

Oleanna follows Firebrand’s spring sell-out show, Being Norwegian.

The show runs from September 21 to 24 at 7.30pm each night, with a 2.30pm Saturday matinee.

Tickets are priced at £13.50 and £11 concessions, which includes refreshments and canape. Visit or call 08432 898555 to book. The show is suitable for over 14s.