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The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns

  • 05 Feb 2022
  • 7:30pm
  • Tivoli Theatre


The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns

By Gillian Duffy

The Hit Comedy by Gillian Duffy is Back!

Heartbroken author Emily Winters takes herself away to her aunt’s old cottage in Ayrshire to
get over her cheating ex. As she celebrates Burns night alone, wishing that the right man would
show up, she gets a visitation slightly different than what she had hoped for – the ghost of
Rabbie Burns appears to give her some dating advice…and he knows what he’s talking about!

Featuring the great songs and poems of Burns, such as ‘My Love is Like a Red Red Rose’, ‘Ae
Fond Kiss’, ‘Charlie is my Darlin’ and, of course, ‘Auld Lang Syne’, this hilarious comedy
proves that love and relationships haven’t changed that much in 200 years after all.




‘Duffy’s brilliant, compact commentary on modern love’ Dundee Review
‘Perfectly formed. An unexpected gem that really warms the heart.’ Glasgow Theatre Blog
‘If you imagine Richard Curtis deciding to do his own ‘Scottish play’, the result would be remarkably similar to this charming little tale from Gillian Duffy’ The Wee Review
‘Gillian Duffy’s writing takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotion’


Jamie Quinn headshot
Nicola Roy headshot

Jamie Quinn

TV credits includes: Two Doors Down, Still Game, Origin, Bluestone 42, Casualty, Taggart, Coming Up, River City, Butterfingers, High Times

Film includes: The Choir, Wild Country, Lord of the Fleas

Theatre includes: The Slab Boys (Citizen’s Theatre), The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Marriage of Figaro (Lyceum, Edinburgh), Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland), Any Given Day (Traverse Theatre)


Nicola Roy

Television & film credits include: Scot Squad (Comedy Unit); River City, Hope Springs, Gideon’s Daughter, End of Story – A Woman’s Right to shoes (all for BBC).

Theatre credits include: Black Diamond and the Blue Brazil; An Edinburgh Christmas Carol; The Belle’s Strategem (CATS Award Best Ensemble 2019); Thon Man Moliere; Dark Road; Cinderella; Marriage of Figaro; Beauty & The Beast; Educating Agnes and The Cherry Orchard (all Edinburgh Lyceum).

Radio credits include: 44 Scotland Street and A World Elsewhere (BBC Radio 4); A Question of Blood (Rebus), Yes or No and The Strange Case of Dr. Hyde (all BBC Scotland); Shakespeare Stories, Commonwealth Games, Pandora’s Box (all for BBC Education); The Maldinis (The Comedy Unit).