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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

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8 PM. Told entirely in rhyming couplets, this devilish evening of supernatural storytelling is inspired by the Border Ballads, Robert Burns and the poems of Robert Service.

National Theatre of Scotland (Glasgow, UK)

Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and The Cultch

January 29 – February 2, 8:00PM
Matinee Feb 2, 2:00PM
The WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac Street


This undoing story could begin, at the moment Prudence realizes the trouble she’s in
or the moment with the burning water, or the moment when the devil caught her
or the moment when the clocks all stopped, or the moment when the midwife dropped
the babe Prudencia into the arms of a mother, who obviously preferred her older brother…

Pull up a chair and wet your whistle for an evening of anarchic theatre and live music at East Vancouver’s own WISE Hall. The perfect winter-warmer, be swept along on Prudencia’s enchanting dreamlike journey of self discovery, filled with magical moments, devilish encounters, and wittily wild karaoke.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, told entirely in rhyming couplets, takes theatre into pubs and other unlikely venues, where stories are told, re-told, sung and passed on. So now is the time to share a lock-in with the National Theatre of Scotland’s company of actors and musicians. Indulge in an evening of supernatural storytelling, music and theatre inspired by the Border Ballads, Robert Burns and the poems of Robert Service.

>>You shouldn’t miss this show for the world… rambunctiously life-affirming and touchingly beautiful.<< The Herald 

The National Theatre of Scotland challenges convention and celebrates imagination by bringing theatre wherever they can connect with an audience—be it in airports and high-rises, forests and ferries, drill halls and football pitches, pubs and factories.

thecultch.com | nationaltheatrescotland.com

Tickets from $47 (19+ only)


thecultch.com | 604.251.1363
Eligible for PuSh Pass access with a $12 surcharge, payable at time of booking.

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Created by David Greig and Wils Wilson
Writer: David Greig
Director: Wils Wilson
Designer: Georgia McGuinness
Composer: Alasdair Macrae
Cast: Paul McCole, Annie Grace, Alasdair Macrae, David McKay and Melody Grove.

Tour supported by the Scottish Government and Benromach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Post-Show Talkback Jan 30, led by Patti Allan
Duration: 150 min including intermission

19+ No Minors


Accessible PuSh: Feb 2 2PM performance will have described audio, provided by VocalEye. Click here for details!


The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – Trailer from National Theatre of Scotland on Vimeo.