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The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns
Musical + Comedy

The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns

A critically-acclaimed hit comedy musical about relationships, featuring the great work of Robert Burns

18th century romance meets 21st century dating in this critically-acclaimed hit comedy drama by Gillian Duffy. An intimate date with the writer of Auld Lang Syne, which covers everything from love, dating, breakups — & most importantly, ghosting!

Heartbroken author Emily Winters takes herself away to her aunt’s old cottage in Ayrshire, Scotland, 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… & he knows what he’s talking about!

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


"From the get go, the production will fill you with laughs & curiosity for what's next"
★★★★★ Fringe Theatre Reviews

"Come for the immortal memory, leave with a new and/or renewed appreciation of the man, the work, the legend!"
★★★★★ Dan Lentell

"Beautifully written... this witty production is charming & laced with humour throughout" 
★★★★★ Into Creative

"A great mix of loveable characters, but one thing I wasn't expecting was for Gillian Duffy to bring a tear to my eye!" 
★★★★★ Rea Cobb

"If you’re looking for fun, drama, laughs, shocks & the kind of romance that makes your heart flutter... then this is for you" 
★★★★★ Kate's Book Spot

"The writing takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotion" 
★★★★★ Edel Waugh

"Outstanding... Always brilliant, often flirtatious badinage" 
★★★★★ Get Your Coats On 



Cast | Emily Ashton
Cast | Kieran Francis Begley

Writer | Gillian Duffy
Producing Company | Dreamweaver Creative
Designer | WT Houston

Ticket Price

£10 - £17


3 - 14 Jan


King's Head Theatre



Duration | 70 mins. approx.

Age Guidance | 14+


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