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The Silver thread: Stories from the North Sea


Thursday 06 October 2022


Bedlam Theatre


£4/£5/£8 + fees, £1 booking fee on the door


Ailsa Dixon


Ailsa Dixon weaves the personal, fantastical, and historical into a tapestry of tales that explores the mythologies and magic surrounding the North Sea.

Growing up in coastal Aberdeenshire with parents from across the water, Ailsa has always felt her roots lay beneath the waves rather than in the Buchan soil. Fascinated by the way the North Sea has connected, inspired, and sustained communities across centuries, she uses traditional storytelling and music to tell an individual yet universal narrative. Her own personal story echoes and mirrors that of Scotland’s, as legends from Norway, the Netherlands, Orkney, and Aberdeenshire collide with real historical adventures, bringing out themes of place, identity, and family.

In an evening of magical storytelling Ailsa celebrates a sea which connects, rather than divides us.

Starting time: 19:30

Cast and Crew


Actor/Director Ailsa Dixon

Producer Lewis Eggeling

Stage Manager Em Leites McPherson

Tech Manager Luca Stier

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