Horse McDonald: Careful Drama

Horse McDonald: Careful

  • Date

    Saturday 29 April 2017

  • venue

    The Lemon Tree

  • time

    Starts 7pm | Finish 9pm

  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    ★£13.20 inc bf | APA Friends 2 for 1 | Concessions £2 off

  • genre


Gilded Balloon presents

Experience Scottish singer-songwriter Horse McDonald’s new biographical play - an inspirational story of how music helped her triumph over bullies, prejudice and her struggles with sexual identity.

Growing up gay in Lanark in the 70’s, when the reward is half a pack of fruit pastilles, when the lady on the train tells you about the doctor you should meet. Horse takes us on a journey from wearing two-tone velvet loons to becoming one of Scotland’s most celebrated singers and through those times when she had to be... Careful. Hear her open and honest account about the hard facts of growing up gay in Lanark, with some of her musical tunes thrown into the journey too.

The second half of the evening features a live audience Q&A with Horse and director Maggie Kinloch and a mini set of her greatest hits, performed by Horse.


“Haunting, compelling, candid, fearless” ★★★★★ Musical Theatre Review

“Touching, truthful, bold, and true” ★★★★★ TV Bomb

“We cannot be anything but enchanted by this powerful human being” ★★★★★ Arts Award Voice

“The audience applauded long and loud” ★★★★★ The Edinburgh Reporter

"worthwhile and ultimately uplifting experience" British Theatre Guide

“Charming and insightful” ★★★★ The Stage

"An honest, and at times painful play, delivered by Horse herself, with all her characteristic warmth and likeability" ★★★★ The Scotsman


Running times (Please note, all times are approximate and subject to change)
Doors: 6.15pm
Show: 7pm - 9pm (including 20 minute interval)

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